Ordering Numbers

"Waiter, I would like a 7 and a 3, please..."
NO, not THAT type of ordering. I mean putting them in order ...

To put numbers in order, place them from lowest (first) to highest (last). This is called "Ascending Order" (think of ascending a mountain)


Example: Place 17, 5, 9 and 8 in ascending order.

  • Answer: 5, 8, 9, 17

Sometimes you want the numbers to go the other way, from highest down to lowest, this is called "Descending Order" (think of a "steep descent")


Example: Place 17, 5, 9 and 8 in descending order.

  • Answer: 17, 9, 8, 5

Practice by neatening up your friends. Measure their heights, then place them in ascending order of height. Try it again, but use their weights.



Now, go practice with this special Ordering Game!