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Understand How to Order Large Numbers

In this worksheet, students will place numbers up to 10,000,000 in ascending order.

'Understand How to Order Large Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Determine Digit Value to 10 000 000

Popular topics:   Place Value worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will place large numbers in ascending (increasing) order of size.

Numbers will be no larger than 10 million (10,000,000).


We will group digits in threes, placing commas between each group.

4,578,025 is the number 4 million, 578 thousand, and 25.


When comparing two numbers, think of placing each digit into the usual columns.


Place Value grid


Then start comparing the digits in each column from the left.

If the digits match in the column being compared, move one column to the right and compare those digits.



Place in ascending order:

4,146,302    4,145,984    5,110,243



When placed in columns, we can compare the millions.

The number with 5 million is the largest, so this will go last.


Compare the two numbers beginning with 4 million.

The smaller of the two is 4,145,984. (The first three digits match, so compare the thousands column.)


1 (smallest)   4,145,984

2                     4,146,302

3 (largest)      5,110,243


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