# Make the Largest and Smallest Number from Five Digits

In this worksheet, students will be given five random digits from which they make a large number and then a smaller number.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Order/Compare Numbers Beyond 1000

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be making the largest and smallest number from five digits.

Example

Make the largest and smallest number from the digits:

7 , 3 , 4 , 4 , 1

For the largest number, begin with the largest number and put the numbers in decreasing order:

74,431

For the smallest number, begin with the smallest number and put the numbers in increasing order:

13,447

Seems obvious really, doesn't it?!

Did you spot that we had added commas to the two big numbers we had created? We can add a comma or leave a space between the thousands and the hundreds columns and then again after every three digits. This makes it easier to read large numbers, so it is a useful skill to practise.

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