Topic: Whole Number B1.2 – Order Numbers From Greatest to Least Using Place Value

Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

3.B1.2 compare and order whole numbers up to and including 1000, in various contexts.

You can order numbers from greatest to least using place value.

Order the numbers 521570543, and 591 from greatest to least.

1. Compare the numbers starting with the hundreds column. Then, compare the tens, and ones columns.

2. Write down the numbers in order from greatest to least.

      The greatest number will have the highest value in the hundreds column (or the tens column if the hundreds are the same, or the ones column if the tens are the same).

591,  570,  543,  521