# Thousands and Millions of Fourth Graders *****YOU MAY

```1. What’s My Number?
a. Find a number greater than 0 and less than 1,000 that:

Is closer to 500 than 0,
and

Is closer to 200 than 500.
b.
There are many correct answers to this problem. Describe all of the numbers that are
correct.
2.
Threatened and Endangered
Maned wolves are a threatened species that live in South America. People
estimate that there are about 24,000 of them living in the wild.
The dhole is an endangered species that lives in Asia. People estimate there are
ten times as many maned wolves as dholes living in the wild.
About how many dholes are there living in the wild?
3. Thousands and Millions of Fourth Graders
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There are almost 40 thousand fourth graders in Mississippi and almost 400
thousand fourth graders in Texas. There are almost 4 million fourth graders in the
United States.
We write 4 million as 4,000,000. How many times more fourth graders are there
in Texas than in Mississippi? How many times more fourth graders are there in
the United States than in Texas? Use the approximate populations listed above
to solve.
There are about 4 thousand fourth graders in Washington, D.C. How many times
more fourth graders are there in the United States than in Washington, D.C.?
4.
Ordering 4-Digit Numbers
a. Arrange these numbers in increasing order, beginning with the least.
2400
4002
2040
420
2004
b. Arrange these numbers in decreasing order, beginning with the greatest.
1470
847
710
1047
147
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