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Surf for More Math

Lesson 4 - Comparing and Ordering Numbers


Use these interactive games and activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about comparing and ordering numbers. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Compare and order numbers with up to five digits.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 34-35


Instructions for Use

The Awards Ceremony prompts students to compare and order numbers up to five digits.

To use The Awards Ceremony, click the "Order whole numbers up to 100 000" button. To order the numbers from greatest to least, click on the flag with the greatest score, and then click on the number 1 position in the chart. Continue until all the scores are included on the chart from greatest to least. To remove a country's score from the board, double click on the position number. To check your answers, click on the "Award Medals" button.


Comparing and Ordering Numbers lets students compare and order numbers up to five or six digits.

To use Comparing and Ordering Numbers, click on the "PLAY THE GAME" button next to either Game 1 to practice comparing numbers or Game 2 to practice ordering numbers.

In Game 1, click the "Play" button and then select a level of difficulty. Click on the correct symbol, greater than, equal to, or less than, to compare the two numbers given. Click the "Next" button. The numbers at the top left hand corner show questions completed. There are two chances to answer the question correctly. If you answer a question incorrectly twice, you lose one of five lives.

In Game 2, click the "Play" button and then select a level of difficulty. Check to see if the numbers should be sorted from greatest to least or from least to greatest. Drag and drop the number in the correct location on the screen. Click the "Check" button to check your answer.


Ordering Five-Digit Numbers gives students practice ordering five-digit numbers.

To use Ordering Five-Digit Numbers, scroll down and click the "START" button. Determine if the top number should go to the left, to the right, or in-between the numbers given. Click the appropriate button to answer the question. The box below the question indicates whether or not you answered the question correctly.