# 1.05 Read and write larger numbers

Lesson

## Ideas

Can you read, write and model  four-digit numbers  ?

### Examples

#### Example 1

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", option B.

Idea summary

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

## Read and write larger numbers

Let's look at reading and writing larger numbers.

### Examples

#### Example 2

How do we write the number 29\,107 in words?

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

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

Apply the idea

In words, it is "twenty nine thousand, one hundred and seven", option A.

#### Example 3

Write twenty seven thousand, four hundred and fifty six in numerals.

Worked Solution
Create a strategy

Use a place value table.

Apply the idea

In numerals, it is 27\,456.

Idea summary

In a place value table, five-digit numbers start in the tens of thousands column and have a digit in each column down to the ones.

### Outcomes

#### MA2-4NA

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