# Arranging Decimals: Largest First

In this worksheet, students arrange decimal numbers in descending order.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Use up to Three Decimal Places

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, arrange numbers in order, placing the largest first.

This is known as descending or decreasing order.

Example

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

4.2 2 4.8 1.1 5.6

5.6 is the largest as 5 is the largest ones digit.

Then we compare 4.2 and 4.8, which both have the next largest ones digit.  We compare the tenths digits to see that 4.8 is larger than 4.2.

The next largest number is 2 or 2.0.

The smallest number is 1.1.

5.6 4.8 4.2 2 1.1

### What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free