Ascending order

To put numbers in order, we can place them from lowest (first) to highest (last).

This is called ascending order. Think of ascending a mountain.

Here’s an example.

990, 330, 140, 20, 560

The smallest number is 20

The biggest number is 990

If we put the numbers in order from smallest to biggest, it will look like this:

20, 140, 330, 560, 990