# Ordering, Comparing and Reading Numbers

A variety of resources involving positioning numbers on number lines, and comapring numbers, fractions and decimals.

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Placing Numbers on a Number Line

This is a new version and is also available as an ipad app. You can play the old version here.

Drag the flag to the correct position on a number line. Lots of choice over level, including whole numbers, negative number and decimals. Can be used to teach place value, approximation skills, and reading varying scales.

Choose one type of number line or for more of a challenge you can select several. Work quickly to get more time, build your score and climb up the leaderboard.

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October 2012 - I have added a new game in which you read numbered and partially numbered scales on a range of different measuring equipment. Click here to play

Estimate the number on a number line. Can be used to teach estimation and reading varying scales. Lots of choice of scale. Choose whole numbers, decimals or negative numbers, or create your own scale.

I ask children to write their estimates on mini-whiteboards, and then click on 'show divisions' and ask the children to re-assess their estimations.

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Placing Calculations on a Number Line

Place the answer to calculations on a number line. An enormous array of choice. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ranging from adding numbers to 10 to multiplying 4 digit numbers. Great for combining teaching calculations and approximations with developing an understanding of place value.

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Match the numbers written in words with the correct numerals. Choice of 2-digit or 3-digit numbers.

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Ordering Numbers

Order the numbers from smallest to biggest . Choice of whole numbers, negative numbers and decimals.

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Order fractions decimals and percentages

Order fractions, decimals or percentages, or any combination of the three.

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Comparing fractions, decimals and percentages

Compare fractions with other fractions, decimals or percentages, or with any combination of the three.

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Comparing Fractions & Decimals

Compare fractions with differing denominators, and compare fractions with decimals. A wide choice of levels. Use a fraction wall to help compare.

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Ordering Calculations

Order the calulations from those with the least value to the greatest. Lots of levels, including; addition pairs to 20, addition pairs to 100, addition and subtraction of multiples of 10, and multiplication of numbers up to 10.

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Comparing Calculations

Decide whether the calculation is greater or less than a given number and use the appropriate symbol (<, >, or =). Lots of choice of level including addition, subtraction and multiplication.

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