Grade 1 math : Number sense : Increasing And Decreasing order

Ordering Numbers

Before putting numbers in order, we need to know their numerical neighbours

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One way of putting numbers in order is to arrange them from the smallest (or lowest) to the largest (or highest) number. We call it in “Ascending Order” when the numbers in the sequence gets larger or go up in value.

For example:

4, 9, 16, 18, 21, 25, 35, 37, 48 are arranged in ascending order

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On the other hand, you may also arrange numbers the  other way around. That is, placing them from largest(or  highest) to smallest (or lowest). Numbers arranged in “Descending Order” become smaller or go down in value.

For example:

56,42,34,29,16,7,1 are arranged in descending order

Worksheets

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