# Resources tagged with: Comparing and ordering numbers

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

### Caterpillars

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?

### Worms

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Fair Exchange

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge 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?

### Sets of Four Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### A Numbered Route

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Robot Monsters

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

### Being Resourceful - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### Street Sequences

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Sorting the Numbers

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge 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?

### Twizzle's Journey

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge 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 7Challenge 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?

### Making Pathways

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Interactive Balance

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

In this simulation of a balance, you can drag numbers and parts of number sentences on to the trays. Have a play!

### Greater Than or Less Than?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### One to Fifteen

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### True or False?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Without doing lots of calculations, can you decide which of these number sentences are true? How do you know?

### Carrying Cards

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Sort Them Out (2)

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

### 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.

### Nice or Nasty for Two

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### The Tall Tower

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge 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?

### Truth or Lie

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Move a Match

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

### Highest and Lowest

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### Buzzy Bee

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge 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?

### Sweetie Box

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Max and Bryony both have a box of sweets. What do you know about the number of sweets they each have?

### Number Balance

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Unexpected Ordering

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Dicey Operations in Line for Two

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Ordering

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### Would You Rather?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### Largest Even

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### I Like ...

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Carroll Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Matching Numbers for Two

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Up and Down Donkey

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

A number card game for 2-6 players.

### Venn Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

How will you complete these interactive Venn diagrams?

### Multiplication Square Jigsaw

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

### The Thousands Game

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Diagonal Sums

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge 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?

### Factor-multiple Chains

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Being Curious - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

### Light the Lights

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Dominoes Environment

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

### Which Scripts?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### Can You Do it Too?

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers.