Lesson

In the past, we have learned how to recognise place value of digits in whole numbers to help us compare numbers. Let's practice.

What is the place value of 8 in 486\,327?

A

Tens of thousands

B

Thousands

C

Hundreds of thousands

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can use a place value table to identify the place value of the digits in a number.

This video looks at the representations of numbers as words and symbols for tenths and hundredths.

Write the number "sixty six hundredths" as a decimal.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can use a place value table to convert a number in words into a decimal.

This video shows us how to read and write thousandths.

How do we write the number 28.086 in words?

A

Twenty eight units and eighty six thousandths

B

Twenty eight thousand and eighty six

C

Twenty eight units and eight hundred and six thousandths

Worked Solution

Idea summary

One thousandth is written as 0.001 with a\,1 in the thousandths place with 0s as place holders.

This video shows us how to read and write numbers that are smaller than thousandths.

Choose the numeral representation of the following:

Three thousand, nine hundred and ninety one tens of thousandths

A

0.3991

B

0.399\,11

C

0.3791

Worked Solution

Idea summary

The pattern in the naming of the place value column for whole numbers has the same pattern when we go the other way for decimals. Instead of tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands; we have tenths, hundredths, thousandths and ten thousandths.