Up to 5- and 6-Digits

Welcome to our Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers Worksheets page.

Here you will find a selection of math worksheets to help your child learn
to use compare and order numbers with 5- or 6-digits.

The worksheets on this page will help your child learn to order and compare numbers with up to 6 digits.

We also have some fun riddles to help you apply your knowledge of comparing numbers and place value.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- learn to compare and order 5- and 6-digit numbers;

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- Try our NEW quick online quiz at the bottom of this page.

These three easy steps are a great way to help you learn to compare and order whole numbers:

Step 1) Count the number of digits in each number.

- the greater the number of digits, the larger the number

Step 2) If 2 numbers have the SAME number of digits then you need to compare the Most Significant Digit.

- the Most Significant Digit is the first digit, or the digit on the left hand side of the number
- the number with the larger Most Significant Digit is bigger.

Step 3) If the 2 numbers have the SAME Most Significant Digit, then you need to compare the next digit to the right

- Keep comparing the digits starting from the left hand side until you find that one of the numbers has a bigger digit than the other.
- You have now found your bigger number!

Example 1) Put these numbers in order: 34,672 9,823 41,085

- 34,672 has 5 digits
- 9,823 has 4 digits
- 41,085 has 5 digits

We can see straight away that 9,823 is the smallest of the three numbers as it has fewest digits.

Now compare the two 5-digit numbers:

- 34,672 - the most significant digit is 3 (it has a place value of 30,000)
- 41,085 - the most significant digit is 4 (it has a place value of 40,000)

So the larger number is 41,085.

In order, from smallest to largest, the numbers are: 9,823 34,672 41,085

Example 2) Put these numbers in order: 142865 79632 137951

- 142,865 has 6 digits
- 79,632 has 5 digits
- 137,951 has 6 digits

We can see straight away that 79,632 is the smallest of the three numbers as it has fewest digits.

Now compare the two 6-digit numbers:

- 142,865 - the most significant digit is 1 (it has a place value of 100,000)
- 137,951 - the most significant digit is 1 (it has a place value of 100,000)

They are both the same so it is a draw so far.

Now compare the next most significant digit:

- 142,865 - the next most significant digit is 4 (it has a place value of 40,000)
- 137,851 - the next most significant digit is 3 (it has a place value of 30,000

So the larger of the two numbers is 142,865.

In order, from smallest to largest, the numbers are: 79,632 137,851 142,865

The Ordering Worksheets involve placing a set of 4 to 5 numbers in order of size.

The Comparing Worksheets involve comparing two numbers and using the correct symbol (> , < or =) to compare them.

Using riddles is a great way to get children to apply their place value knowledge to solve problems.

It is also a good way to get children working collaboratively and talking about the language together.

You can also get the children to choose one of the numbers in the riddle and ask each other questions.

Our 3rd grade place value sheets involve learning place value numbers up to thousands.

The sheets are similar to those on this page, but are at a simpler level.

Our 5th grade ordering worksheets involve ordering larger numbers up to 100 million.

The sheets are similar to those on this page, but are at a harder level.

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

Here you will find a range of Free Printable 4th Grade Decimal Place Value Worksheets.

The following worksheets involve using and understanding decimal notation - tenths and hundredths.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- Understand decimals;
- Use place value notation with tenths and hundredths;
- Know how to read and write numbers to 10 million;
- Understand place value to 10 million.

All the Free 4th Grade Math Worksheets in this section are informed by the Elementary Math Benchmarks for 4th Grade.

We have a selection of place value charts.

The charts cover a range of numbers going from ones up to hundreds, thousands and millions.

They are a good supporting resource for children who are finding place value difficult.

They are also a good way to get children to become familiar with how the number system works.

Our place value grids are also visual aids to support children's understanding of place value.

They are a very useful resources to help children convert to and from expanded form.

Here you will find a range of printable mental math 4th grade quizzes for your child to enjoy.

Each quiz tests the children on a range of math topics from number facts and mental arithmetic to geometry, fraction and measures questions.

A great way to revise topics, or use as a weekly math test or math quiz!

Here you will find a range of printable 4th grade math puzzles for your child to enjoy.

The puzzles will help your child practice and apply their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts as well as developing their thinking and reasoning skills in a fun and engaging way.

Using these puzzles will help your child to:

- learn and practice their addition facts;
- practice adding both positive and negative numbers;
- practice their subtraction facts;
- practice multiplication and division facts;
- develop problem solving skills and reasoning.

All the puzzles support elementary math benchmarks for 4th grade.

Here you will find a range of free printable 4th Grade Math games. All children like to play Math games, and you will find a good range of Grade 4 Math Games here for your child to play and enjoy.

The following games involve different 4th Grade Math activities which you and your child can enjoy together.

All the free 4th Grade Math Worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for Fourth Grade.

In our Math Place Value Practice area, you can practice your place value skills, adding thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. You can even use this area for adding on decimals: tenths and hundredths.

You can select the numbers you want to practice with, and print out your results when you have finished.

You can also use the practice zone for benchmarking your performance, or using it with a group of children to gauge progress.

Our quizzes have been created using Google Forms.

At the end of the quiz, you will get the chance to see your results by clicking 'See Score'.

This will take you to a new webpage where your results will be shown. You can print a copy of your results from this page, either as a pdf or as a paper copy.

For incorrect responses, we have added some helpful learning points to explain which answer was correct and why.

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