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Year 3

Comparing and ordering numbers with 1, 2 and 3 digits

I can compare and order numbers with up to 3-digits.

New
New
Year 3

Comparing and ordering numbers with 1, 2 and 3 digits

I can compare and order numbers with up to 3-digits.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Place value representations help us to compare and order numbers with 1, 2 or 3 digits
  2. The symbols < and > can be used to compare numbers.
  3. When ordering or comparing 3-digit numbers, look at the 100s digit first, then the 10s digit, and then the 1s digit.

Common misconception

Pupils may find it challenging when comparing numbers made from the same digits (e.g. 245 and 254).

Base ten blocks, place value grids and number lines can all be used so pupils can see the size of numbers and see which is larger.

Keywords

  • Compare - You can compare numbers to find out if one is more than or less than another.

  • Order - You can order numbers from the smallest to the largest or from the largest to the smallest.

Pupils may find base ten blocks useful for making comparisons between the size of numbers. The pupils will either need the number cards 0-9 for this lesson or, alternatively, place value dice can be used.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which number is larger: 36 or 63?
Correct Answer: 63
Q2.
Which numbers are less than 50?
51
Correct answer: 49
Correct answer: 38
Correct answer: 25
Q3.
What is the value of the digit 3 in the number 136?
300
Correct answer: 30
3
Q4.
Order the numbers, starting with the smallest.
1 - 34
2 - 43
3 - 45
4 - 54
Q5.
What is the largest 3-digit number you can make using these number cards?
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772
Correct answer: 752
725
572
Q6.
What is the smallest 3-digit number you can make using these number cards?
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Correct Answer: 136, one hundred and thirty-six

6 Questions

Q1.
Which number is larger?
267
Correct answer: 276
Q2.
Order these numbers, starting with the smallest.
1 - 45
2 - 267
3 - 578
4 - 704
Q3.
Imagine a number line. Which numbers appear between 580 and 610?
Correct answer: 585
Correct answer: 599
Correct answer: 604
611
Q4.
Order the numbers, starting with the smallest.
1 - 304
2 - 305
3 - 345
4 - 350
5 - 354
Q5.
Use the number cards to make a 3-digit number greater than 450 and smaller than 500
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Correct Answer: 493
Q6.
Which digit goes into this inequality to make it correct?
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Correct Answer: 9, nine