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### Place Value Starters:

A Thousand and One: Develop a quick way of mentally multiplying any number by 1001.

All for 100: Can you write an expression for 100 which uses all the digits 1 to 9?

Balloon Bursting Buttons: Use only the 1, 5 and 0 keys on a calculator to make given totals.

Big Order: Estimate or calculate then put the large numbers in order of size.

Figuratively Speaking: Write the numbers written as words using digits.

How Do You Do?: A little lateral thinking will help you solve this number puzzle.

Know Your Place: Without a calculator perform some calculations requiring a knowledge of place value.

Mystic Maths: Work out why subtracting a two digit number from its reverse gives a multiple of nine.

Nine Digit Sum: Arrange the digits one to nine to make a correct addition calculation.

Numbers in words: Write out in words some numbers writen as digits (optional pirate theme)

One Digit 100: How many ways can you write an expression for 100 which only uses the same digit repeated and any operations?

Product Placement: Arrange the numbers to produce the largest product.

Render Digitful: Find a calculation for the current year which uses all of the digits 1 to 9.

Shadow Sums: Make sums from the three digit numbers given.

Siam Symbols: Can you work out what each of the strange symbols represents in these calculations?

Writing Cheques: Complete some imaginary cheques, the amount needs to be written in words.

Wrong Way Round: Find calculations which written back to front give the same answer.

#### Words in Digits

Write the numbers given in words as digits and vice versa.

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### Curriculum for Place Value:

#### Year 5

Pupils should be taught to read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit more...

Pupils should be taught to count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000 more...

Pupils should be taught to solve number problems and practical problems that involve other recently learnt mathematical skills more...

Pupils should be taught to multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 more...

Pupils should be taught to recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents more...

Pupils should be taught to read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places more...

#### Year 6

Pupils should be taught to identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places more...

#### Years 7 to 9

Pupils should be taught to understand and use place value for decimals, measures and integers of any size more...

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### Notes:

Positional notation or place-value notation is a method of representing or encoding numbers. Positional notation is distinguished from other notations (such as Roman numerals) for its use of the same symbol for the different orders of magnitude (for example, the "ones place", "tens place", "hundreds place"). This greatly simplified arithmetic and led to the quick spread of the notation across the world.

### Place Value Teacher Resources:

Column Method for Multiplication: Practise your multiplication skills with this exercise that already has the calculation set out for you.

Countdown: How close can you get to the target by making a calculation out of the five numbers given?

Decimals Line: A number line showing tenths and hundredths with draggable arrows. This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition

Greater Than: The teacher has a set of six cards numbered 1 to 6. They are placed face down on the teachers desk so that the teacher can pick up one at random which students then have to fit onto a grid.

Long Division: Practise long division with this exercise that already has the calculation set out for you.

Online Psychic: Let the psychic read the cards and magically reveal the number you have secretly chosen. What is the mathematics that makes this trick work?

Place Value Chart: This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition about place value.

Short Division: Practise short division with this exercise that already has the calculation set out for you.

### Place Value Activities:

Awe-Sum: Arrange the given digits to make six 3-digit numbers that combine in an awesome way.

Centexpression: Arrange the numbers from 1 to 9 to make an expression with a value of 100.

Column Method for Multiplication: Practise your multiplication skills with this exercise that already has the calculation set out for you.

Four Sum: Arrange the given number tiles to make two 2 digit numbers that add up to the given total.

Great Expectation: An interactive online activity requiring logical thinking and a certain amount of luck to place the digits on the correct side of the inequality sign.

If Then What?: Deduce multiplication and division results from a related calculation.

Know Your Place: Without a calculator perform some calculations requiring a knowledge of place value.

Largest Product: A drag and drop activity challenging you to arrange the digits to produce the largest possible product.

Long Division: Practise long division with this exercise that already has the calculation set out for you.

Numbers in Words: Find the five lettered mathematical words by matching numbers with their equivalent in words.

One Digit Only: Find expressions using only one digit which equal the given targets.

One Minute Maths: A challenge to mentally add numbers together without making the classic place value mistakes.

Online Psychic: Let the psychic read the cards and magically reveal the number you have secretly chosen. What is the mathematics that makes this trick work?

Place Value: Do this online exercise to show you understand place value for decimals and integers of any size.

Quick: Can you multiply a number by 1001 in your head? This exercise provides practice in this and other similar challenges.

Rounding SF: A self marking exercise requiring students to round numbers to a given number of significant figures.

Short Division: Practise short division with this exercise that already has the calculation set out for you.

The Value of Places: Test your understanding of place value by comparing the values of digits in different positions within numbers.

Words in Digits: Write the numbers given in words as digits and vice versa.

### Place Value Videos:

Place Value Introduction: We write numbers using only ten symbols (called Digits). Where we place them is important.

Place Value with Decimals: A Khan Academy video explaining place value.

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#### Awe-Sum

Arrange the given digits to make six 3-digit numbers that combine in an awesome way.

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