Place value is a building block of numbers. Without place value, we couldn't keep all our numbers straight! This tutorial introduces place value and shows you the parts of a place value chart.

Keywords:

definition

concept

place value

whole numbers

number system

digits

ones

tens

hundreds

Background Tutorials

Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Comparing two large whole numbers can be a chore, but using a place value chart can make the process easier. Take a look at how to line up the digits and figure out which number is larger.

Further Exploration

Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Being able to change the form of a number is an important skill! This tutorial helps you practice taking a number in expanded form and rewriting it in standard form and in words.