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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.

 

Example

Use each of the digits:

686

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


Answer

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.

Using each of the digits:

4, 3, 7

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

 Three hundred and seventy-fourFour hundred and thirty-sevenThree hundred and forty-sevenSeven hundred and forty-three
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 2, 6

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

 Two hundred and thirty-sixSix hundred and thirty-twoSix hundred and twenty-threeThree hundred and sixty-two
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

4, 4, 6

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

 Six hundred and sixty-fourFour hundred and sixty-fourFour hundred and forty-sixSix hundred and forty-four
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 1, 2

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

 One hundred and twenty-threeThree hundred and twenty-oneTwo hundred and thirty-oneThree hundred and thirty-two
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

1, 7, 7

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

 One hundred and sevenOne hundred and seventy-sevenSeven hundred and seventy-sevenSeven hundred and seventy-one
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

9, 4, 9

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

 Nine hundred and forty-nineFour hundred and nineteenNine hundred and ninety-fourFour hundred and ninety-nine
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 3, 3

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

 Three hundred and thirty-threeThree hundredThree hundred and threeThree hundred and thirteen
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

6, 4, 5

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

 Four hundred and sixty-fiveSix hundred and sixty-fiveFour hundred and fifty-sixSix hundred and fifty-four
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 9, 1

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

 One hundred and thirty-nineNine hundred and thirteenOne hundred and nineteenNine hundred and thirty-one
Smallest
Largest

Using each of the digits:

7, 4, 7

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

 Seven hundred and seventy-fourFour hundred and forty-sevenFour hundred and seventy-sevenSeven hundred and forty-seven
Smallest
Largest
  • Question 1

Using each of the digits:

4, 3, 7

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 Three hundred and seventy-fourFour hundred and thirty-sevenThree hundred and forty-sevenSeven hundred and forty-three
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
3 is the smallest digit.
4 is the middle digit.
7 is the largest digit.
  • Question 2

Using each of the digits:

3, 2, 6

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 Two hundred and thirty-sixSix hundred and thirty-twoSix hundred and twenty-threeThree hundred and sixty-two
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
2 is the smallest digit.
3 is the middle digit.
6 is the largest digit.
  • Question 3

Using each of the digits:

4, 4, 6

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 Six hundred and sixty-fourFour hundred and sixty-fourFour hundred and forty-sixSix hundred and forty-four
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
4 is the smallest digit.
4 is the "middle" digit.
6 is the largest digit.
  • Question 4

Using each of the digits:

3, 1, 2

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 One hundred and twenty-threeThree hundred and twenty-oneTwo hundred and thirty-oneThree hundred and thirty-two
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
2 is the middle digit.
3 is the largest digit.
  • Question 5

Using each of the digits:

1, 7, 7

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 One hundred and sevenOne hundred and seventy-sevenSeven hundred and seventy-sevenSeven hundred and seventy-one
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
7 is the "middle" digit.
7 is the largest digit.
  • Question 6

Using each of the digits:

9, 4, 9

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 Nine hundred and forty-nineFour hundred and nineteenNine hundred and ninety-fourFour hundred and ninety-nine
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
4 is the smallest digit.
9 is the "middle" digit.
9 is the largest digit.
  • Question 7

Using each of the digits:

3, 3, 3

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 Three hundred and thirty-threeThree hundredThree hundred and threeThree hundred and thirteen
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
333 is the only 3-digit number that can be made!
  • Question 8

Using each of the digits:

6, 4, 5

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 Four hundred and sixty-fiveSix hundred and sixty-fiveFour hundred and fifty-sixSix hundred and fifty-four
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
4 is the smallest digit.
5 is the middle digit.
6 is the largest digit.
  • Question 9

Using each of the digits:

3, 9, 1

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 One hundred and thirty-nineNine hundred and thirteenOne hundred and nineteenNine hundred and thirty-one
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
3 is the middle digit.
9 is the largest digit.
  • Question 10

Using each of the digits:

7, 4, 7

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 Seven hundred and seventy-fourFour hundred and forty-sevenFour hundred and seventy-sevenSeven hundred and forty-seven
Smallest
Largest
EDDIE SAYS
4 is the smallest digit.
7 is the "middle" digit.
7 is the largest digit.
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