You have made it to the third of our Medium level Eleven Plus maths quizzes on Place Value – well done for getting so far. In it we will test your knowledge of place values in decimal numbers, rather than whole ones. These are: tenths, hundredths, thousandths and ten thousandths. You’ll notice that there are no units in decimals.
Another difference between decimals and whole numbers is the direction you read them in. You will remember that you read the place value in whole numbers from right to left: units, tens, hundreds and thousands. In decimals you read the place value from left to right AFTER the decimal point.
Don’t be put off by large numbers. In fact, as we are only looking for the value of decimal numbers, you can ignore any digits which come before the decimal point. That should make things a bit easier!
One more thing: do not confuse thousandths with thousands or hundredths with hundreds. The words are so similar that it’s easy to mistake one for another – don’t fall into that trap. Good luck!