# Low to High: What is the Order?

In this worksheet, students arrange positive and negative integers in increasing order of size.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Number Problems to 1 000 000

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, we will learn how to put integers in ascending order, placing the smallest number first.

For example

Question -

Arrange the following integers in ascending order, putting the smallest number first.

48,  56, 14, -35, 2

-35, 2, 14, 48, 56

The smallest negative number is -35, then -2.  The smallest positive number is 14.

Arrange the following integers in ascending order, so that the the smallest integer is first and the largest integer is last.

-45, -9, 27, 9, -27

## Column B

Number 1 (smallest integer)
-45
Number 2
27
Number 3
-9
Number 4
-27
Number 5 (largest integer)
9

Arrange the following integers in ascending order, so that the the smallest integer is first and the largest integer is last.

-15, 21, -33, 3, 39

## Column B

Number 1 (smallest integer)
3
Number 2
-15
Number 3
-33
Number 4
21
Number 5 (largest integer)
39

Which of the following numbers is the smallest integer?

15, 55, -25, 35, -5

15

55

-25

35

-5

Which of these numbers is the largest integer?

-15, -11, -7, 1, -3

-15

-11

-7

1

-3

In the list of numbers below what is the second smallest integer?

-33, -41, -35, -37, -39

-33

-41

-35

-37

-39

In the list below, which of the number is the second largest integer?

-57, -43, 13, 20, -27

Can you find the number that would be in the middle of this sequence (clue it is third lowest and third highest!)

66, 7, -68, 8, 70

Can you fill in the gaps to put these number in order of smallest to highest? (Put your answers in as numerical figures)

-10, 14, -43, -51, 57

What's the smallest integer in this list?

-2, 16, -16, -66, 24

-2

16

-16

-66

24

Last question, can you arrange the following integers in ascending order, so that the smallest integer is first and the largest integer is last.

27, 72, -7, 73, -17

-2

16

-16

-66

24

• Question 1

Arrange the following integers in ascending order, so that the the smallest integer is first and the largest integer is last.

-45, -9, 27, 9, -27

## Column B

Number 1 (smallest integer)
-45
Number 2
-27
Number 3
-9
Number 4
9
Number 5 (largest integer)
27
EDDIE SAYS
Smallest to largest: -45, -27, -9, 9 and 27.
• Question 2

Arrange the following integers in ascending order, so that the the smallest integer is first and the largest integer is last.

-15, 21, -33, 3, 39

## Column B

Number 1 (smallest integer)
-33
Number 2
-15
Number 3
3
Number 4
21
Number 5 (largest integer)
39
EDDIE SAYS
Smallest to largest: -33, -15, 3, 21 and 39.
• Question 3

Which of the following numbers is the smallest integer?

15, 55, -25, 35, -5

-25
EDDIE SAYS
The smallest integer is -25, as this is the furthest number from 0.
• Question 4

Which of these numbers is the largest integer?

-15, -11, -7, 1, -3

1
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? 1 is actually the largest integer in this list as it is the only positive number.
• Question 5

In the list of numbers below what is the second smallest integer?

-33, -41, -35, -37, -39

-39
EDDIE SAYS
Did you read the question carefully? The question asked for the second smallest. It's worth putting the numbers in order so that you don't make mistakes here. -41, -39, -37, -35, -33 See, you can see clearly that the answer you need is -39!
• Question 6

In the list below, which of the number is the second largest integer?

-57, -43, 13, 20, -27

13
Thirteen
EDDIE SAYS
Did you put the numbers in order, in order to work this one out? -57, -43, -27, 13, 20 Once you've done the tricky bit, it's all about reading the question carefully. The answer we were looking for is 13!
• Question 7

Can you find the number that would be in the middle of this sequence (clue it is third lowest and third highest!)

66, 7, -68, 8, 70

8
Eight
EDDIE SAYS
Ok, so you know what to do. It's first about getting the order of smallest to largest sorted -68, 7, 8, 66 and 70. Now, all we need to do is to look to the middle number in this sequence, and you've got it... it's number 8!
• Question 8

Can you fill in the gaps to put these number in order of smallest to highest? (Put your answers in as numerical figures)

-10, 14, -43, -51, 57

EDDIE SAYS
Always start by writing the order out first. You're much less likely to make a mistake this way! Smallest to largest: -51, -43, -10, 14 and 57.
• Question 9

What's the smallest integer in this list?

-2, 16, -16, -66, 24

-66
EDDIE SAYS
The smallest number in this list must begin with a minus sign. This way we can rule out 16 and 24 immediately. Now, we look for the biggest number with a minus in front of it! We get, -66
• Question 10

Last question, can you arrange the following integers in ascending order, so that the smallest integer is first and the largest integer is last.

27, 72, -7, 73, -17

EDDIE SAYS
Well done, you've completed another activity! Smallest to largest: -17, -7, 27, 72 and 73. Why not go and see what other activities you can complete to help you keep your maths skills in order!
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