  # Five Digits: Small or Large?

In this worksheet, students are given five digits from which they must identify the smallest and largest three-digit numbers. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Order/Compare Numbers to 1000

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

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

Let's pretend we can only use the digits 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

To make the largest number:

This is 6.

Then comes the next digit down in the Tens column.

This is 5.

Lastly comes the next digit down in the Ones column.

This is 4.

The largest number is  654

To make the smallest number:

This is 2.

Then comes the next largest digit in the Tens column.

This is 3.

Lastly comes the next largest digit  in the Ones column.

This is 4.

The smallest number is  234.

Example

Using any 3 of the digits from:

68671

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

Put the digits in order:

16678

1 is the smallest digit.

6 is the next largest digit.

6 is the next largest digit even though it is the same as the last one.

Smallest number is 166.

8 is the largest digit.

7 is the next digit down.

6 is the next digit down.

Largest number is 876.

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