# Place Value

## 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, **2 **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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