 Recognise the Place Value in a 3-digit Number | Year 3 Maths | MME

## What you need to know

Things to remember:

• We can read from right to left to help us find the place value: Units, tens, hundreds

When finding place value, we read from right to left: units, tens, hundreds, … Let’s look at the number 485

$$5\rightarrow Units$$

$$8\rightarrow Tens$$

$$4\rightarrow Hundreds$$

So, the 5 means we have 5 1s ($5\times1=5$), the 8 means we have 8 10s ($8\times10=80$), and the 4 means we have 4 100s ($4\times100=400$).

What is the value of the 2 in 327?

$$7\rightarrow Units$$

$$2\rightarrow Tens$$

So, we can see that the 2 represents 2 10s, or 20.

## Example Questions

To get to the 4 we read across three times: Units. Tens. Hundreds. The 4 represents 100s, so the answer is 400.

To get to the 2 we read across twice: Units. Tens. The 2 represents 10s, so the answer is 20.

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