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Numbers & Numeration

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

Numbers are made up of digits in the same way that words are made up of letters.

The number 576 (five hundred seventy-six) is made up of the digits 5,7, and 6. Each digit has a special value which depends on its place in the number.


These words are called place value headings.

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        5 7 6

The number 576 is made up of :
six ones
seven tens
and five hundreds

Place value works in the same way for any whole number no matter how large it it.

Example:
Think about how you would say the number 5,671,985. Copy the chart and write the numbers in the correct column.

millions hundred thousands ten thousands thousand hundreds tens ones
             

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