In this worksheet you have to put numbers in order.

**Increasing/ascending** order means numbers that are put in order from the **smallest** to the **largest**.

**Decreasing/descending** order means numbers that are arranged from the **largest** to the **smallest**.

**Example**

Put the numbers in **descending** order.

469 |
541 |
931 |
518 |

**Answer**

Look at the hundreds place first.

**931** is the biggest because it has the largest hundreds digit.

Next we compare **541** and **518**.

They both have a **5** in the hundreds place, so we look at the tens place and see that 5**4**1 is larger than 5**1**8.

**469** is the smallest because 469 has the smallest hundreds digit.

In **descending** order the numbers go:

1. |
2. |
3. |
4. |

931 |
541 |
518 |
469 |