This is an activity for ordering numbers in different forms. Each page contains two sets of the same numbers. I print each page on the color of cardstock indicated and cut out the numbers. If you make one copy, you'll have two sets of 5 colors each.
The numbers are written with scientific notation, absolute value, fractions, and decimals.
Then I put the students in groups of 4 or 5, depending on what they can handle. I choose a color and tell the students what order to put the numbers in. To answer, the students must each take a number or two and stand up in the correct order (my left to right).
To make it interesting, I give 3 points to the group that gets it right first, two points to the next group, and 1 point to the other groups if they get it right. I always allow groups to fix themselves if they get it wrong.
This activity promotes active learning, cooperative learning, and math learning.