## Digits have place and value

You already know that numbers are made up of digits. For example, the number 6,348 is a four DIGIT number (6 - 3 - 4 - 8).

Did you know that each DIGIT has a PLACE and VALUE?

We can determine the PLACE of a digit by understanding where the digit is within the number. PLACE is like the position of the digit. Look at the following place value chart to notice the different PLACES within a number:

Did you know that each DIGIT has a PLACE and VALUE?

We can determine the PLACE of a digit by understanding where the digit is within the number. PLACE is like the position of the digit. Look at the following place value chart to notice the different PLACES within a number:

In the number above, we would say the digit 6 is in the hundreds place. The digit in the thousands place is 2. What digit is in the tens place? If you said, "5," you're right! Every digit has a place.

You will notice that a comma is placed between the thousands and hundreds places. This is a pattern you will notice within larger numbers. A comma is always placed between every three places as you move to the left of the decimal point.

You will notice that a comma is placed between the thousands and hundreds places. This is a pattern you will notice within larger numbers. A comma is always placed between every three places as you move to the left of the decimal point.

## Value

We know that money has value, but so do the digits of our numbers. The VALUE of a digit depends on its PLACE. Let's look at our place value chart again to help us understand the VALUE of digits:

You will notice that the VALUE of the digit depends on its PLACE. Because the 6 is in the hundreds place, it's value is equal to 6 hundreds (6 x 100). Six hundreds is 600.

Because we use a BASE-TEN place-value system, the value of each PLACE is ten times greater than the one to the right of it. For example, the hundreds place (value: 100) is worth ten times more than the tens place (value: 10).

Check out this video below to help you understand PLACE and VALUE:

Because we use a BASE-TEN place-value system, the value of each PLACE is ten times greater than the one to the right of it. For example, the hundreds place (value: 100) is worth ten times more than the tens place (value: 10).

Check out this video below to help you understand PLACE and VALUE:

## Practice Makes Perfect!!

Practice identifying place and value using the following websites:

Place Value Puzzler - Start with "Choose Place Value: Easy"

Place Value Game - Start with Level 1

Place Value Puzzler - Start with "Choose Place Value: Easy"

Place Value Game - Start with Level 1

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