# 1.04 Read and write 4 digit numbers

Lesson

## Ideas

Can you work out the value of each of the digits in numbers like 843? If you need to check, go over  this  lesson again.

### Examples

#### Example 1

What is the value of the underlined digit?

Worked Solution
Create a strategy

Use a place value table.

Apply the idea

8 is in the tens column, so it means 8 tens. To write this is a number add one 0.

The value is 80.

Idea summary

Place value tables can help find the values of each digit in a number.

## Read and write four-digit numbers

Let's look at how to read and write four-digit numbers.

### Examples

#### Example 2

How do we write the number 6107 in words?

A
Six thousand and seventy one
B
Six thousand, one hundred and seven
Worked Solution
Create a strategy

Use a place value table and read the number out loud.

Apply the idea

In words, it is "six thousand, one hundred and seven".

#### Example 3

Write the following using numerals.

Three thousand and four

Worked Solution
Create a strategy

Use a place value table with 0 as a placeholder.

Apply the idea

In numerals, it is 3004.

Idea summary

When you are writing a number using digits, use 0 as a place holder if a place value column is empty.

### Outcomes

#### MA2-4NA

applies place value to order, read and represent numbers of up to five digits