Sunday, August 06, 2006

Numeracy - Place Value

Explanation and examples of the working of place value and how it affects the value of any given digit.

Numeracy - Place Value

We have ten digits in our numbering system

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

These digits are like our alphabet and just as the letters of the alppabet can be combined to make different words so the digits can be combined to create an infinite variety of numbers

2 is a single digit number

465 is a three digit number

How much each digit is worth depends upon its place in the number...

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