# Resources tagged with: Comparing and ordering numbers

Filter by: Content type:
Age range:
Challenge level:

### There are 61 results

Broad Topics > The Number System and Place Value > Comparing and ordering numbers

### Unexpected Ordering

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Watch the video of Fran re-ordering these number cards. What do you notice? Try it for yourself. What happens?

### Truth or Lie

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a look at the video of this trick. Can you perform it yourself? Why is this maths and not magic?

### Up and Down Donkey

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number card game for 2-6 players.

### Light the Lights

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

### Ordering

##### Age 5 to 11

This set of activities focuses on ordering, an important aspect of place value.

### Birthday Cakes

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Jack's mum bought some candles to use on his birthday cakes and when his sister was born, she used them on her cakes too. Can you use the information to find out when Kate was born?

### Buzzy Bee

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Buzzy Bee was building a honeycomb. She decorated the honeycomb with a pattern using numbers. Can you discover Buzzy's pattern and fill in the empty cells for her?

### Largest Even

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?

### Who Can Be the Winner?

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Some children have been doing different tasks. Can you see who was the winner?

### Carroll Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

### Calendar Activities

##### Age 5 to 7

Don't get rid of your old calendars! You can get a lot more mathematical mileage out of them before they are thrown away. These activities, using cut up dates from the calendar, provide numbers to. . . .

### Number Sense Series: A Sense of 'ten' and Place Value

##### Age 5 to 7

Once a basic number sense has developed for numbers up to ten, a strong 'sense of ten' needs to be developed as a foundation for both place value and mental calculations.

### The Thousands Game

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Each child in Class 3 took four numbers out of the bag. Who had made the highest even number?

### More Carroll Diagrams

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

### I Like ...

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

### Lucky Numbers

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for pupils explores what makes numbers special or lucky, and looks at the numbers that are all around us every day.

### Venn Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

How will you complete these Venn diagrams?

### Number Balance

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

### More Lower Primary Number Sense and Place Value Activities

##### Age 5 to 7

More activities which will help you get a better of sense of numbers and understand what we mean by place value.

### Matching Numbers for Two

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Matching Numbers game for an adult and child. Can you remember where the cards are so you can choose two which match?

### Nice or Nasty for Two

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

### Street Sequences

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

### Highest and Lowest

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

### Being Curious - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

### Being Resourceful - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### Sorting the Numbers

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Complete these two jigsaws then put one on top of the other. What happens when you add the 'touching' numbers? What happens when you change the position of the jigsaws?

### One to Fifteen

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

### Sets of Four Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?

### Diagonal Sums

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

### Would You Rather?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Would you rather: Have 10% of £5 or 75% of 80p? Be given 60% of 2 pizzas or 26% of 5 pizzas?

### Domino Number Patterns

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out the domino pieces which would go in the middle in each case to complete the pattern of these eight sets of 3 dominoes?

### Activities on the Gattegno Chart

##### Age 5 to 11

In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.

### Dicey Operations in Line for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

### The Tall Tower

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

### Making Pathways

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

### Dot Card Games

##### Age 3 to 7

These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.

### A Numbered Route

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?

### 100 Square Jigsaw

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?

### Greater Than or Less Than?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?

### Worms

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the fraction wall to compare the size of these fractions - you'll be amazed how it helps!

### Which Scripts?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

### Various Venns

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

### Fair Exchange

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

### Factor-multiple Chains

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

### Multiplication Square Jigsaw

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

### Dominoes Environment

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

### Twizzle's Journey

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

### Here to There 1 2 3

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?