# Resources tagged with: Comparing and ordering numbers

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

### Rod Fractions

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Pick two rods of different colours. Given an unlimited supply of rods of each of the two colours, how can we work out what fraction the shorter rod is of the longer one?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Farey Sequences

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

There are lots of ideas to explore in these sequences of ordered fractions.

### 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.

### 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?

### Number Lines in Disguise

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Some of the numbers have fallen off Becky's number line. Can you figure out what they were?

### Dicey Operations

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### 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?

### Multiplication Square Jigsaw

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

### Largest Number

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.

### Being Resourceful - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### 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?

### Being Curious - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

### Venn Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

How will you complete these interactive Venn diagrams?

### 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?

### 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!

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Which Scripts?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Dominoes Environment

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

### Street Sequences

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Making Pathways

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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?

### Writ Large

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Suppose you had to begin the never ending task of writing out the natural numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.... and so on. What would be the 1000th digit you would write down.

### 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!

### Greetings

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

From a group of any 4 students in a class of 30, each has exchanged Christmas cards with the other three. Show that some students have exchanged cards with all the other students in the class. How. . . .

### Mathland Election

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A political commentator summed up an election result. Given that there were just four candidates and that the figures quoted were exact find the number of votes polled for each candidate.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Consecutive Seven

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they make seven consecutive numbers?

### Now and Then

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Look at the changes in results on some of the athletics track events at the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948. Compare the results for 2012.

### Olympic Starters

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Look at some of the results from the Olympic Games in the past. How do you compare if you try some similar activities?

### Euromaths

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

How many ways can you write the word EUROMATHS by starting at the top left hand corner and taking the next letter by stepping one step down or one step to the right in a 5x5 array?