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.

Look at the following numbers:

19, 8, 5, 12

The smallest number is 5

The biggest number is 19

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

5, 8, 12, 19