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Comparing and ordering numbers is useful when listing them by size. A good understanding of the value of a figure means you can compare one number with another and put several numbers in order. For example, a six in the hundreds column is worth 600 but in the thousands column it is worth 6,000.

1.

Which of these sequences is in descending order?

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

4,578, 4,579, 4,580, 4,581

68, 66, 64, 63, 62

Descending order means the numbers are getting smaller

2.

Which of these sequences is in ascending order?

56, 55, 54, 53, 52

455, 450, 445, 440, 435

0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5

23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18

Ascending order means the numbers are getting larger

3.

What does the symbol ≤ mean?

Less than or equal to

More than or equal to

Equal to

Not equal to

The arrow points to the smaller number

4.

Which number comes before -12 on a numberline?

-10

-11

-13

-9

-13 is one less than -12

5.

Which number is less than -34?

-32

-35

34

-1

With minus numbers the higher the figure the lower the number

6.

What does the symbol ≥ mean?

Less than or equal to

More than or equal to

Equal to

Not equal to

The line beneath the more than symbol means the number could also be equal to

7.

Which of these number comes first on a number line?

0.1

0.25

0.125

0.5

The smallest number will always come first on a number line

8.

Which number is halfway between 27,400 and 28,000?

27,500

27,600

27,700

27,800

28,000 - 27,400 = 600

600 ÷ 2 = 300

27,400 + 300 = 27,700

600 ÷ 2 = 300

27,400 + 300 = 27,700

9.

Which is the least amount?

54,697

54,796

54,976

54,967

All have 54 thousands but 54,697 has only 6 hundreds. The other three numbers have at least 7 hundreds

10.

What is the largest number that can be made from the digits 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9?

986,742

968,742

978, 624

987,642

9 goes in the hundred thousands column

8 in the ten thousands column

7 in the thousands column

6 in the hundreds,

4 in the tens and

2 in the units

8 in the ten thousands column

7 in the thousands column

6 in the hundreds,

4 in the tens and

2 in the units

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