# 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.

Key stage:  KS 2

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.

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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