Ordering numbers

Home learning focus

In this lesson you will learn how to put numbers up to 50 into ascending and descending order.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos

  • two activities

Learn

The frogs are out of order! Watch this video from BBC Bitesize to find out how to put numbers in the right order.

Ascending order and descending order

Ascending order

When putting numbers in ascending order you put the smallest number first and the greatest number last.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

The symbol > means more than.

  • 10 > 3 means 10 is more than 3
  • 20 > 10 means 20 is more than 10

Descending order

When putting numbers in descending order you put the greatest number first and the smallest number last.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

This symbol < means less than.

  • 3 < 10 means 3 is less than 10
  • 10 < 20 means 10 is less than 20

Ordering numbers within 50

Watch the interactive video below to find out how to order numbers within 50 and answer some questions!

Order Numbers within 50 - interactive video

Video provided by Classroom Secrets Kids.

Practise

Activity 1

Worksheet: Place value

Complete this worksheet from Whizz Education by filling in the missing numbers.

Place value

Click here for the answers.

Activity 2

Worksheet: Order numbers within 50

Complete this worksheet from Twinkl about putting numbers in the right order.

Ordering numbers within 50

Click here for the answers.

There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.

KS1 Maths
BBC Bitesize Daily
Game - Karate Cats Maths
5 - 7 Maths
Game - Bud's Number Garden
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