Ordering to 100


To help your child to order numbers from 0 to 100.

What you need to know:

The -ty numbers are twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty and ninety

What you need:

  • Marker pens
  • 20 pieces of paper (small memo pad)

What to do:

Help your child to make a set of 20 numbers from 0 to 100.

The numbers could be ages of members in the extended family, letterbox numbers of friends and family, lotto result numbers, last two numbers of telephone numbers etc

  • Ask your child to write each number on separate pieces of paper.
  • Work together to put the numbers in order.
  • Ask your child to read the numbers out when the sequence is complete.
  • Ask questions like what is the largest number, the smallest number, which numbers are odd, even,
  • -ty numbers. Choose a -ty number and ask what is one more than, one less than, ten more than, ten less than this number.

What to expect your child to do:

To be able to record the numbers, to put the numbers in order, to know numbers one and ten more than and less than specific numbers.


  • Ask which is the biggest number and which is the smallest number before your child puts the numbers in order.
  • Choose two numbers from the set and ask which is bigger, or smaller.

He Kupu Māori:

larger than rahi ake
smaller than iti iho
odd number taukehe
even number taurua

He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:

  • Anei ētahi kāri tau. Whakatakotoria ngā tau mai i te iti ki te rahi. (Here are some number cards. Put them down in order from smallest to biggest.)
  • Pānuihia mai ngā tau. (Read the numbers.)
  • Ko tēhea te tau nui rawa atu? (Which is the largest number?)
  • Ko tēhea te tau iti rawa atu? (Which is the smallest number?)
  • Pānuihia mai ngā taurua. (Read the even numbers.)
  • Pānuihia mai ngā taukehe. (Read the odd numbers.)
  • He aha te tau kotahi te rahinga ake i tēnei tau? (What is one more than this number?)
  • He aha te tau tekau te itinga iho i tēnei tau? (What is ten less than this number?)

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