# Arrange Numbers in Descending Order

In this worksheet, students will arrange numbers in order (largest first).

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Order/Compare Numbers Beyond 1000

Popular topics:   Numbers worksheets

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#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be arranging numbers in decreasing/descending order.

Descending order means going down from largest to smallest - just as if you were descending (going down) the stairs!

Example

Put the numbers in order, largest to smallest.

4447, 3987, 3252, 1194

Firstly, 4447 is the biggest because it has the largest thousands digit.

Next we compare 3252 and 3987.  They both have a 3 in the thousands place, so we look at the hundreds place and see that 3987 is larger than 3252.

1194 is the smallest because 1194 has the smallest thousands digit.

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