# Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Place Value - Comparing Numbers (Questions)

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Understanding the place value of digits within numbers helps to order and compare numbers up to one hundred. Children should begin to use this knowledge to help them order numbers up to 100 from smallest to largest, place numbers on a number line and compare numbers, knowing which have smaller or larger values than others.

Can you use place value correctly?

1. Which is the largest number?
37, 73, 13, 17
 [ ] 73 [ ] 37 [ ] 13 [ ] 17
2. Which number is the smallest?
16, 61, 66, 11
 [ ] 61 [ ] 16 [ ] 11 [ ] 66
3. What is the value of the 7 in 27?
 [ ] 7 units [ ] 7 tens [ ] 7 hundreds [ ] 7 thousands
4. Put these numbers in order from lowest to highest:
23, 33, 32, 12, 13
 [ ] 32, 33, 23, 12, 13 [ ] 33, 32, 23, 13, 12 [ ] 32, 33, 13, 23, 12 [ ] 12, 13, 23, 32, 33
5. Put these numbers in order from highest to lowest:
45, 14, 41, 54, 15
 [ ] 54, 45, 41, 15, 14 [ ] 45, 54, 14, 41, 15 [ ] 14, 15, 41, 45, 54 [ ] 15, 45, 54, 14, 41
6. Which numbers are missing?
23, 24, __, 26, __, __
 [ ] 27, 28, 29 [ ] 24, 25, 26 [ ] 25, 27, 28 [ ] 28, 38, 48
7. Which numbers are missing?
__, 46, __, __
 [ ] 40, 50, 60 [ ] 46, 47, 48 [ ] 55, 56, 57 [ ] 45, 47, 48
8. Which numbers come immediately before and after 79?
 [ ] 78 and 80 [ ] 77 and 78 [ ] 69 and 89 [ ] 67 and 76
9. What is the value of the 5 in 57?
 [ ] 5 hundreds [ ] 5 units [ ] 5 tens [ ] 5 thousands
10. What is 67 in words?
 [ ] Six and seven [ ] Sixty-seven [ ] Sixteen [ ] Seventy
Math: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Place Value - Comparing Numbers (Answers)
1. Which is the largest number?
37, 73, 13, 17
 [x] 73 [ ] 37 [ ] 13 [ ] 17
73 has 7 tens and 3 units
2. Which number is the smallest?
16, 61, 66, 11
 [ ] 61 [ ] 16 [x] 11 [ ] 66
11 is smaller than the other numbers
3. What is the value of the 7 in 27?
 [x] 7 units [ ] 7 tens [ ] 7 hundreds [ ] 7 thousands
The last digit in a whole number represents units or ones
4. Put these numbers in order from lowest to highest:
23, 33, 32, 12, 13
 [ ] 32, 33, 23, 12, 13 [ ] 33, 32, 23, 13, 12 [ ] 32, 33, 13, 23, 12 [x] 12, 13, 23, 32, 33
The lowest number is 12 and the highest is 33
5. Put these numbers in order from highest to lowest:
45, 14, 41, 54, 15
 [x] 54, 45, 41, 15, 14 [ ] 45, 54, 14, 41, 15 [ ] 14, 15, 41, 45, 54 [ ] 15, 45, 54, 14, 41
54 has the highest value, 14 has the lowest value
6. Which numbers are missing?
23, 24, __, 26, __, __
 [ ] 27, 28, 29 [ ] 24, 25, 26 [x] 25, 27, 28 [ ] 28, 38, 48
Counting up aloud might help here
7. Which numbers are missing?
__, 46, __, __
 [ ] 40, 50, 60 [ ] 46, 47, 48 [ ] 55, 56, 57 [x] 45, 47, 48
Thinking about the numbers on a number line might be useful here
8. Which numbers come immediately before and after 79?
 [x] 78 and 80 [ ] 77 and 78 [ ] 69 and 89 [ ] 67 and 76
One less than 79 is 78 and one more is 80
9. What is the value of the 5 in 57?
 [ ] 5 hundreds [ ] 5 units [x] 5 tens [ ] 5 thousands
This column in a number represents the tens
10. What is 67 in words?
 [ ] Six and seven [x] Sixty-seven [ ] Sixteen [ ] Seventy
The two words have a hyphen between them