# Place Value

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## Overview

Place value is the value of each digit in a number.

For two-digit numbers, there is the TENS place and the ONES place.

Let’s take a closer look at the place value for the number 12.

The 1 is in the TENS place, and the 2 is in the ONES place.

That’s because the number 12 is made up of 1 ten and 2 ones.

If you had 12 cups, you could make 1 stack of ten with 2 cups leftover.

Let’s take a look at the number 23.

The number 23 is made up of 2 Tens and 3 Ones.
You can also write this as 2 x 10 + 3 x 1

What happens if we have a number more than 99?

We discussed the ones place and tens place. If we take a look at a three-digit number like 123, we would need to add another column called the hundreds column.

The number 123 is made up of 1 Hundred, Tens, and 3 Ones.
You can also write this as 1 x 100 + 2 x 10 + 3 x 1 which equals 132.

Take a look at one more example before you try the practice questions below.

How would you write the number 341 in a place value chart?

The number 341 is made up of 3 Hundreds, 4 Tens, and 1 Ones.
You can also write this as 3 x 100 + 4 x 10 + 1 x 1 which equals 341.

In higher grade levels, you will work with larger digits. Here’s a place value table to get a sneak peak.

### Practice Question 1

Which digit is in the ONES place in the number below?

15

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### Practice Question 2

Which digit is in the TENS place in the number below?

28

### Practice Question 3

Take a look at the pieces of popcorn below. How many groups of TEN are there?

### Practice Question 4

Now look at the number of chocolate candies. How many ONES are there?

### Practice Question 5

Check out the drinking straws below. They are grouped in TENS with some loose ONES. Using your skills in place value, how many straws are there in total?

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