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Bentley Church of England

Primary School

GEORGE AND JAM’S MATHS REASONING

Do, then explain

Find out the populations in five European countries.

Order the populations in ascending sizes.

Explain how you ordered the countries and their populations.

 

  1. Switzerland-8,544,034
  2. Portugal-10,241,196
  3. Greece-10,816,286
  4. France-67,431,000
  5. Germany-83,080,010

 

Ascending Order

I have ordered these countries in ascending order(smallest to biggest) by looking at different place value columns, Portugal is bigger than Switzerland because when you look at the tens of millions column in Portugal it has 1 in the tens of millions column and Switzerland has nothing there so it’s less. Greece is more than Portugal because if you look at the tens of millions column and millions column they are both the same so you move on to the hundred-thousand column and Greece has 8 and Portugal has 2. France has more than Greece because if you look at the tens of millions column France has 6 and Greece has 1. Germany is bigger than France because if you look at the tens of millions column Germany has 8 France has 6.

THE END

By

George and James