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Arrange Decimals in Ascending Order

In this worksheet, students will place a list of decimal measurements in ascending order.

'Arrange Decimals in Ascending Order' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Use up to Three Decimal Places

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will place measurements in increasing order of size, starting with the smallest.

This is also known as ascending order.



Put the following measurements in order, smallest first.

4.24 cm
4.02 cm
4.2 cm
4.72 cm
4.46 cm



To place these in order, we need to look at the digits after the decimal point because all the ones digits are the same.

We have 4.24, 4.02, 4.20, 4.72, 4.46

Notice that 4.2 has become 4.20

Now the numbers are easier to put in order.

4.02 is the smallest because 2/100 is the smallest.


The answer is 4.02 cm , 4.2 cm , 4.24 cm , 4.46 cm , 4.72 cm


Does that make sense?


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