Thursday, October 7, 2010

Place Value Lesson Plan

Numbers are made up of digits in the same way that words are made up of letters. Digits can be any number from 0 to 9. 

Place Value is the value given to the place a digit has in a number.

The number 432 (four hundred thirty-two) is made up of the digits 4,3, and 2. Each digit has a special value which depends on its place in the number.

These words are called place value headings.
ten thousands thousands hundreds tens ones
    4 3 2
The number 432 is made up of :

four hundreds
three tens
and two ones

You Try:
Think about how you would say the number 68,143. Copy the chart and write the numbers in the correct column.
ten thousands thousands hundreds tens ones

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