# Resources tagged with: Comparing and ordering numbers

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

### 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?

### 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.

### Number Balance

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### Venn Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

How will you complete these interactive Venn diagrams?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Who Can Be the Winner?

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### 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!

### Being Resourceful - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### 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. . . .

### 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?

### 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?

### Street Sequences

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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?

### 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?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Birthday Cakes

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge 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?

### Up and Down Donkey

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

A number card game for 2-6 players.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Making Pathways

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### 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.

### Ordering

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Being Curious - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

### 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?

### 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?

### Which Scripts?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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?

### 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.

### Domino Number Patterns

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Multiplication Square Jigsaw

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

### 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?

### Would You Rather?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### The Magic Number and the Hepta-tree

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Find the exact difference between the largest ball and the smallest ball on the Hepta Tree and then use this to work out the MAGIC NUMBER!