Recognising place value

Home learning focus

Learn to recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number.

This lesson includes:

  • two video introduction to place value

  • two downloadable worksheets plus answers


Find out how to make three-digit numbers, by starting with one number and placing another next to it.

Place value

Place value helps us work out the value of a digit depending on its place or position in a number.

Place value can be expressed in terms of hundreds, tens and ones.

For example the number 333 can be represented like this:


Watch how this class of children order a set of cards numbered from 1 to 500 using hundreds, tens and ones (sometimes called units).


There are lots of ways to practise what you've learned about three-digit numbers. Here are a few you could try.

Activity 1

Worksheet - Recognising three-digit numbers

Put your knowledge of three-digit place value to the test with this worksheet from White Rose Maths.

Recognising three-digit numbers

Click here for the answer sheet.

Activity 2

Recognising place value board game

Have a go at this fun board game from Twinkl.

Recognising place value board game

There's more to learn

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

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