How to recognise three-digit numbers and the value that each digit represents. In this animation, Dave has been in the Antarctic for 156 days. With the help of some penguins he uses a chart with units at the bottom, tens in the middle and hundreds at the top, to show the value of each of the digits in this three-digit number. The chart gets covered in snow but it is still possible to explore the value of each of the digits in the number 247.

This clip is from:
Starship, Place Value
First broadcast:
10 January 2008

For pupils at an early stage of understanding the number system beyond 100, this clip would be very useful to explain that the position of a digit gives its value. It is both fun and informative with clear visual messages.