Ascending or Descending

This activity tests the ability of the student to arrange numbers in ascending or descending order. This is a basic skill required to understand numbers and use them.

How is the activity organised?

A set of numbers are displayed and the challenge is to arrange these in ascending or descending order in the  grid provided. As the activity progresses, the size of numbers and the size of the grid increases.

There are six levels in this activity.

Tips for you, the parents

  1. Assess your child :

    Observe how your child is doing this activity. Does your child have any difficulty in understanding the sequence of numbers? You can assess your child’s ability to manipulate numbers.

    The following activities also are based on the concept of numbers:

    1. Write the number in numerical form
    2. Which is the biggest/smallest number?
    3. Placing signs >,< or = before numbers
    4. Numbers before/after and between

    Refer to the tips provided in these lessons.

  2. Use this activity as a speed drill/ concentration test.

    If your child has mastered the basic skills in using numbers, then this activity can be used as a speed drill. The test would be how quickly your child can complete this activity. Two skills that help your child in academics are speed and accuracy.The entrance examinations for professional courses or the competitive examinations for jobs not only test a person’s knowledge but also test the ability to answer quickly and accurately. A great deal of concentration is required to complete this activity in quick time.

    Regular practice would improve the concentration of your child. You can invite your child’s friends to do these activities and have an idea of the abilities of children of your child’s age.

  3. Have fun doing this activity

    You can yourself prepare a set of questions. All members of the family can sit together and do this activity. Have fun!

  4. Ask your child to test you.

    Preparing questions is a good way to cement what is learnt. Make your child set challenging tests for you.