# Three Digits: Ordering by Words

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

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 (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:

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.

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-four Four hundred and thirty-seven Three hundred and forty-seven Seven 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-six Six hundred and thirty-two Six hundred and twenty-three Three 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-four Four hundred and sixty-four Four hundred and forty-six Six 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-three Three hundred and twenty-one Two hundred and thirty-one Three 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 seven One hundred and seventy-seven Seven hundred and seventy-seven Seven 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-nine Four hundred and nineteen Nine hundred and ninety-four Four 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-three Three hundred Three hundred and three Three 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-five Six hundred and sixty-five Four hundred and fifty-six Six 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-nine Nine hundred and thirteen One hundred and nineteen Nine 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-four Four hundred and forty-seven Four hundred and seventy-seven Seven 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.

 Three hundred and seventy-four Four hundred and thirty-seven Three hundred and forty-seven Seven 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.

 Two hundred and thirty-six Six hundred and thirty-two Six hundred and twenty-three Three 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.

 Six hundred and sixty-four Four hundred and sixty-four Four hundred and forty-six Six 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.

 One hundred and twenty-three Three hundred and twenty-one Two hundred and thirty-one Three 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.

 One hundred and seven One hundred and seventy-seven Seven hundred and seventy-seven Seven 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.

 Nine hundred and forty-nine Four hundred and nineteen Nine hundred and ninety-four Four 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.

 Three hundred and thirty-three Three hundred Three hundred and three Three 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.

 Four hundred and sixty-five Six hundred and sixty-five Four hundred and fifty-six Six 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.

 One hundred and thirty-nine Nine hundred and thirteen One hundred and nineteen Nine 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.

 Seven hundred and seventy-four Four hundred and forty-seven Four hundred and seventy-seven Seven 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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