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

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Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

5.B1.2 compare and order whole numbers up to and including 100 000, in various contexts.


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

Order the numbers 34 550,  38 30531 800, and  35 625  from greatest to least.

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

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

      The greatest number will have the highest value in the ten thousands column (or the thousands column if the ten thousands are the same. If they’re the same, check the hundreds column, or the tens column if the hundreds   are the same).

38 305,  35 625,  34 550,  31 800