Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Three Digits: Ordering by Words

In this worksheet, students use number words to identify the smallest and largest options of three given digits.

'Three Digits: Ordering by Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Order/Compare Numbers to 1000

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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:


Start with the largest digit in the Hundreds column.

This is 8 (eight).


Then comes the next largest digit in the Tens column.

This is 5 (five).


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

This is 4 (four).


The largest number is  854.


We read this as eight hundred and fifty-four.




To make the smallest number:


Start with the smallest digit in the Hundreds column.

This is 4 (four).


Then comes the next largest digit in the Tens column.

This is 5 (five).


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

This is 8 (eight).


The smallest number is  458.


We read this as four hundred and fifty-eight.



Use each of the digits:


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.


The smallest number is 668.


We read this as six hundred and sixty-eight.


Largest number is 866.


We read this as eight hundred and sixty-six.

---- OR ----

Get started for free so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free

  • educational
  • bettfutures
  • cxa
  • pta
  • era2016
  • BDA award
  • Explore LearningTuition Partner
  • tacm