Reasoning about place value in Year 3
Place value is one of the fundamental concepts of the primary maths curriculum. Place value is all about the value of a number, depending on the position or place it is in.
For example the value of 3 in 234 is different from the value of the 3 in 243.
It might seem logical and easy for adults but children need many experiences to develop their understanding of place value. Without it, knowing how to write numbers, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all become very difficult.
The good news is that we have a great selection of worksheets in Year 2 which concentrate on place value and have just added a further set which asks children to explain the value of digits; a sure sign as to whether they understand the concepts.