Compare and order numbers within 10
Learn how to put numbers up to 10 into ascending and descending order.
This lesson includes:
- one catch-up quiz
- one video
To get started, let's see how well you know this topic already. Take the catch-up quiz below to find out.
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
- 9 > 8 means 9 is more than 8
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
- 7 < 9 means 7 is less than 9
Here are two bowls of strawberries.
How many strawberries are there in each bowl?
Which bowl has more strawberries?
How do you know?
Let’s compare the two groups.
When the strawberries are in a line, it is easier to see which bowl has the most.
Bowl a has more strawberries than bowl b.
Look at this number line. A numberline shows numbers in ascending order, from left to right.
Use the numberline to work out which is the bigger number: 7 or 8.
8 comes after 7, so we can say 8 is bigger than 7.
Practise counting and sing along in Bud's Number Garden.
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