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.
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.