Writing three-digit numbers

Home learning focus

Learn how to write three-digit numbers in words and numbers.

This lesson includes:

  • a video introduction to place value

  • three interactive activities

  • two downloadable worksheets plus answers


So what is place value? Find out by watching this short animation featuring some dinosaur friends from KS2 Maths.

Place value

We use place value headings like 10, 100, 1000. These help us do sums and see which numbers are bigger than others.

A number is made of one or more digits. The number 6379, for example, is made of the digits 6, 3, 7 and 9.

6 thousands, 3 hundreds, 7 tens and 9 ones.


Activity 1

Dinosaur digits

Click on the image below to see if you can make the correct number.

Activity 2

Writing three-digit numbers

Test your knowledge of three-digit numbers with this worksheet from White Rose Maths.

Writing three-digit numbers

Click here for the answer sheet.

Activity 3

Three-digit numbers game

Put your knowledge of three digit numbers through its paces with this fun active learning game from Move & Learn.

All you need is a pack of playing cards, some paper and a pen.

Physical and thinking challenges

There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.

KS2 Maths
Bitesize Daily lessons
5 - 7 Maths
Twinkl Maths
White Rose Maths