The Value of Places
Test your understanding of place value by comparing the values of digits in different positions within numbers.
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Level 1 - Compare the values of the digits in a three digit whole number
Level 2 - Compare the values of the digits in a number in the hundreds with one decimal place
Level 3 - Compare the values of the digits in a number in the thousands with one decimal place
Level 4 - Compare the values of the digits in a number in the thousands with two decimal places
Level 5 - A challenge to create a number that fits the given description
More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.
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Here is a Place Value Chart you might find useful when doing this exercise.
This video explains place value and is from 'Math is Fun'.
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