Lesson 13

Order Multi-digit Numbers

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to compare and order multi-digit whole numbers within 1,000,000.

Lesson Narrative

Previously, students reasoned about place value to compare pairs of multi-digit numbers. In this lesson, they continue to do so as they apply their reasoning to put whole numbers in order of size.
  • Engagement

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Compare and order multi-digit whole numbers within 1,000,000.

Student Facing

  • Let’s put some multi-digit numbers in order.

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 25 min
Activity 2 10 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

In today's lesson, students constructed clear explanations using mathematical language. How well did the prompts and structures support those ends? If you were to teach this lesson again, what adjustments might be helpful?

Suggested Centers

  • Greatest of Them All (1–5), Stage 3: Multi-digit Numbers (Addressing)
  • Tic Tac Round (3–5), Stage 1: Nearest Ten or Hundred (Supporting)

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