### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to order numbers including fractions, decimals and percentages.

### Link to the Number Framework:

Number sequence, Stages 7-8.

### What you need:

- Newspaper, junk mail or old magazines
- Scissors

### What to do:

- Help your child to look for a collection of numbers and cut these out. Try to find numbers of a mixture of types, including decimals, fractions and integers.
- Once you have a pile of numbers (10 to 15 would be plenty) put them in order from smallest to largest. Ask your child questions about the order of numbers as you work:
*Which is the smallest number?**Which number is next smallest?**What counting number is this number closest to?**How can we tell which number is bigger if one is a fraction and one is a decimal?*

- Help your child to identify numbers that are missing from the sequence.
*What number would be one more than this one?**What number would be one less than this one?*

- If you have found percentages, discuss how these can be included. A percentage needs to be a percentage of something, but you could treat all percentages as percentages of 1, so that for example 50% is equivalent to 0.5.

### Variations:

- Add numbers that you did not find in the newspaper such as improper fractions or negative numbers.

### Related Māori vocab:

fraction | hautau |

decimal number | tau ā-ira |

order, sequence | raupapa (-hia) |

bigger | nui ake |

smaller | iti ake |

negative number | tau tōraro |