# Numbers to 1,000

## Learning focus

Learn how to read and recognise numbers to 1,000.

This lesson includes:

- one quiz
- one video
- two interactive activities
- one worksheet

# Quiz

Check how well you know this topic. Take the quiz to practise reading and recognising numbers up to 1,000.

# Learn

Place value is really important when building up numbers. The order the digits are written in a number determine its value.

To remind you what place value is, here's an introduction with some dinosaur friends.

A number can be made of more than one digit. So we use place value headings, like **ones**, **tens**, **hundreds** and **thousands**, to help us understand the value of each digit.

## Example 1

**How do you represent the number 167 with a place value chart?**

The number 167 is made of the digits 1, 6 and 7.

We can use a place value to chart to express the number 167 like this:

Hundreds | Tens | Ones |
---|---|---|

1 | 6 | 7 |

In other words, 1 hundred, 6 tens and 7 ones.

This number can also be represented in other ways without using numbers. Each pictorial representation in the slideshow below shows 167.

Remember, if the digits were put in a different order, the number would change completely.

## Example 2

Let's rearrange the digits 1, 6 and 7 into 671 to see how it changes the number.

### Place value charts

### Base 10

### Place value counters

The same digits have been used but they are in a different order. Their value completely changes.

## Example 3

**Ellie wants to show the number 345 using place value counters. Can you help her?**

The first thing you need to do is partition the number. That's 3 hundreds, 4 tens and 5 ones.

Now put them together to represent 345:

# Practise

## 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.

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.

# Play

Play **Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica** to learn more and sharpen your skills on this topic.

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