### Comparing and Ordering 4-Digit Numbers from Least to Greatest

**Title: Learn to Compare 4-Digit Numbers and Put Them in Order!**

**Introduction:** Hey kids! 🌟 Today, we’re going to learn something super fun and useful — how to compare big numbers, like 4-digit numbers, and put them in the right order from least to greatest. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds! Let’s get started.

**Step 1: Understanding 4-Digit Numbers**

A 4-digit number is any number that has **four digits**. Here are some examples of 4-digit numbers:

- 2,134
- 7,569
- 1,009

The value of a 4-digit number depends on **each digit** and **its place** in the number. For example, in 2,134:

- The first digit (2) is in the
**thousands**place. - The second digit (1) is in the
**hundreds**place. - The third digit (3) is in the
**tens**place. - The last digit (4) is in the
**ones**place.

The higher the digit is in the thousands place, the bigger the number is!

**Step 2: Comparing 4-Digit Numbers**

Now, let’s learn how to compare two 4-digit numbers. We always start by looking at the **thousands place**.

Let’s compare 2,134 and 4,567:

- In 2,134, the first digit (thousands place) is 2.
- In 4,567, the first digit (thousands place) is 4.

Since 4 is greater than 2, we know that **4,567 is greater** than 2,134.

But what if the thousands digits are the same? Let’s compare 2,134 and 2,452:

- The first digits are both 2, so we move to the next place — the
**hundreds**. - In 2,134, the hundreds digit is 1.
- In 2,452, the hundreds digit is 4.

Since 4 is bigger than 1, **2,452 is greater** than 2,134.

**Step 3: Putting Numbers in Order (Least to Greatest)**

To put a group of numbers in order, compare each one. Let’s try putting these 4-digit numbers in order:

- 4,512
- 3,678
- 5,234
- 4,120

- First, compare the
**thousands**place:- 4,512 (thousands digit: 4)
- 3,678 (thousands digit: 3)
- 5,234 (thousands digit: 5)
- 4,120 (thousands digit: 4)

The smallest number here is

**3,678**(because 3 is smaller than 4 and 5). - Now compare the two numbers that have a 4 in the thousands place:
- 4,512 and 4,120.

Since the thousands place is the same, we move to the

**hundreds**place. The hundreds place for 4,512 is 5, and for 4,120 it is 1. Since 1 is smaller,**4,120 comes next**. - Finally, we place the largest number last, which is
**5,234**.

Now, our order from least to greatest is:

- 3,678
- 4,120
- 4,512
- 5,234