Greatest number to 100


The purpose of this activity is to help your child practice ordering numbers to 100.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Sequence, Stage 4

What you need:

  • Playing cards. (Ace = 1, Jack = 0)

What to do:

  • The cards are placed faced down in a pile between the players.
  • Each player selects two cards and arranges them to make the largest two digit number. 

    For example 5 and 2 can be arranged as 52 or 25.

  • Ask your child to read the numbers and decide which is biggest.
  • The cards are placed at the bottom of the pile.
  • The player with the largest number wins a point. The winner is the first player to win 5 points.

What to expect your child to do:

  • To read the two digit numbers and recognise the biggest number.


  • The aim can be to make the smallest two digit number.
  • Ask your child: How many tens are in each number?
  • Which number is closest to 50?

He Kupu Māori:

biggest nui rawa
smallest iti rawa
pack of cards pūkei kāri

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