One of the most important skills children develop in KS2 Maths is the ability to compare and order numbers. This includes ordering negative numbers, decimal numbers and four figure numbers, as well as recognising the greater than >, smaller than < and equal to = symbols. This is the first of two quizzes on the subject and it is aimed primarily at children in Year 4.
Being able to compare and order numbers is about knowing the size of numbers. Knowing 1 to 100 is straightforward, but what about negative numbers or numbers with decimal points? Is 0.7 larger than 0.07? What about larger numbers like 9,973 and 9,987  which is larger? If you know your units tens, hundreds and thousands, along with your tenths, hundredths and thousandths, you should be able to work the answers out.
Try this quiz and see how well you can compare and order whole, decimal and negative numbers. For 89 year olds.














I hope you got this one right!

The smallest part of the symbol will be next to the smallest number e.g. 2 < 3


The largest part of the symbol will be next to the largest number e.g. 3 > 2

Decimals can be confusing. If two numbers share the same units (like 1.3 and 1.1) then the one with the highest tenths is higher


A number line with negative numbers would be 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

0 is between 1 and 1


1,020 + 15 = 1,035 and 1,050  15 = 1,035 too

4,651 and 4,615 both have 4 thousands and 6 hundreds but 4,651 has 5 tens while 4,615 only has 1


9,421 and 9,412 both have 9 thousands and 4 hundreds but 9,421 has 2 tens while 9,412 only has 1

All of the numbers have 5 thousands but 5,478 only has 4 hundreds, while all the rest have 7 or 8
