 # Three Digits: Small or Large?

In this worksheet, students are given three digits to arrange into the largest and smallest possible numbers. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Order/Compare Numbers to 1000

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

We are going to make the largest and smallest 3-digit numbers from three given digits.

Let's pretend we can only use the digits 5, 4 and 8.

To make the largest number:

This is 8.

Then comes the next largest digit in the Tens column.

This is 5.

Lastly comes the smallest of the three digits in the Ones column.

This is 4.

The largest number is  854

To make the smallest number:

This is 4.

Then comes the next largest digit in the Tens column.

This is 5.

Lastly comes the largest of the three digits in the Ones column.

This is 8.

The smallest number is  458.

Example

Use each of the digits:

686

to form the smallest and largest 3-digit numbers that you can make.

6 is the smallest digit.

6 is the "middle" digit even though it is the same as the smallest here.

8 is the largest digit.

Smallest number is 668.

Largest number is 866.

Using each of the digits:

1, 3, 7

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 317 137 173 713 731 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

4, 3, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 438 834 843 348 384 smallest largest

Using each of  the digits:

7, 1, 2

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 127 271 172 721 712 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 1, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 183 813 381 831 138 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

7, 8, 4

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 847 847 478 874 748 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

5, 5, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 555 505 550 111 055 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 8, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 388 383 338 833 883 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

5, 9, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 595 599 559 995 955 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

1, 4, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 154 514 145 554 541 smallest largest

Using each of the digits:

7, 3, 3

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 337 733 773 373 737 smallest largest
• Question 1

Using each of the digits:

1, 3, 7

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 317 137 173 713 731 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
3 is the middle digit.
7 is the largest digit.
• Question 2

Using each of the digits:

4, 3, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 438 834 843 348 384 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
3 is the smallest digit.
4 is the middle digit.
8 is the largest digit.
• Question 3

Using each of  the digits:

7, 1, 2

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 127 271 172 721 712 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
2 is the middle digit.
7 is the largest digit.
• Question 4

Using each of the digits:

3, 1, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 183 813 381 831 138 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
3 is the middle digit.
8 is the largest digit.
• Question 5

Using each of the digits:

7, 8, 4

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 847 847 478 874 748 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
4 is the smallest digit.
7 is the middle digit.
8 is the largest digit.
• Question 6

Using each of the digits:

5, 5, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 555 505 550 111 055 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
5 is the smallest digit.
5 is the middle digit.
5 is the largest digit.
5 is the only digit!
• Question 7

Using each of the digits:

3, 8, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 388 383 338 833 883 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
3 is the smallest digit.
8 is the "middle" digit.
8 is the largest digit.
• Question 8

Using each of the digits:

5, 9, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 595 599 559 995 955 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
5 is the smallest digit.
5 is the "middle" digit.
9 is the largest digit.
• Question 9

Using each of the digits:

1, 4, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 154 514 145 554 541 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
4 is the middle digit.
5 is the largest digit.
• Question 10

Using each of the digits:

7, 3, 3

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 337 733 773 373 737 smallest largest
EDDIE SAYS
3 is the smallest digit.
3 is the "middle" digit.
7 is the largest digit.
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