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Rearrange Muddled Numbers Into Their Correct Order

In this worksheet, students will solve problems using their knowledge of place value when ordering and comparing numbers.

'Rearrange Muddled Numbers Into Their Correct Order' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Number Problems to 1000

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we're going to solve some problems involving place value.


a sunflower


Oh dear, some children are arguing over whose sunflower has grown the tallest.

Here are their results.


Name Height in mm
 George  235
 Fatima  253
 Chloe  1,032
 Aisha  893
 Albie  621
 Sharma  1,203


Let's use our knowledge of place value to put them in order, starting with the thousands column.

We can see that two of the numbers have 4 digits so these will be the tallest. 

After these will be the 3-digit numbers.  


First, Sharma 1,203 mm - has 1 thousand and  2 hundreds  

Second, Chloe 1,032 mm  - also has 1 thousand but no hundreds

Third, Aisha 893 mm - Aisha's flower has 8 lots of a hundred 

Fourth,  Albie 621 mm - Albie's flower has 6 lots of a hundred

Fifth, Fatima 253 mm - Fatima's flower has the same digit as George in the hundreds (200), but Fatima has a higher digit in the tens column

Sixth, George 235 mm 




Now we'll have a go at solving some word problems - good luck!

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