# Count Backwards Through Zero

In this worksheet, students will rearrange numbers in decreasing 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:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn how to put integers in decreasing order of size.

The further to the right we move from zero, the larger the numbers get, e.g. 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 etc.

The further to the left we move from zero, the smaller the numbers get, e.g. 0, -5, -10, -15, -20 etc.
but the digits get larger, as the number gets smaller!

Example

Arrange the following integers in decreasing order, starting with the largest.

48,  56, 14, -35, 2, -15

56, 48, 14, 2, -15, -35

Does that make sense?

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