Number Ordering Game

Number Ordering Game

Number order least to greatest | This game teaches your kids how to do number orders from least to greatest or vice versa. Numbers go up to thousands.

Number Ordering: The Right Way To Order Numbers

The standard form of righting numbers is to write the small numbers first and then the bigger numbers. However, depending upon the context, it can be often required to put the numbers in different orders, such as from largest to the smallest.

How to order numbers (Ascending Order)

If you are given different numbers and you are asked to put them from least/smallest numbers to the greatest numbers, then such order would be called as the ascending order. Now how to write numbers in ascending order? First we will compare the given numbers to each other, which number is greater then the other number and which number is the smallest and which is the greatest.


Suppose the given numbers are 1, 6, 3, 18, 9, 44, 5. Let’s start from the beginning, the first number is the smallest thus already in ascending order, the next number is 6 which is bigger than the number next to it, which is 3. Thus 6 is not in the right order, we will put 3 before 6.

Later we will see that there is a number smaller than 6 so we will put it before 6 and so on. On first glance we can also notice how 44 is the biggest number so put it the last. Thus the final ascending order will be 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 18, 44.  Note: Count the numbers of both orders so that you don’t miss any numbers.

How to order numbers (Descending Order)

If you are given different numbers and you are asked to order them from greatest to smallest numbers, then this order will be called descending order. How to write numbers in descending order? Similar to the method for ascending order, we will compare the given numbers to each other.


Let’s take the same example of the following numbers 1, 6, 3, 18, 9, 44, 5 but now instead of ascending order, you are required to write in descending order. To solve this problem, you can identify the biggest number first and then write it down, “44” then you will check which number is lesser than 44 but appears to be bigger than the rest, this number is 18 and then so on. our descending order to the given number list would be 44, 18, 9, 6, 5, 3 and 1. Please check out other relevant math resources for kids Here.

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