In KS2 Maths children will come to understand how the place values of digits in numbers change depending on their position. In Year Five children should have a good grasp of thousands, hundreds, tens, units, tenths and hundredths and they will now become familiar with hundred thousands. They should also be aware of the equivalent values of these numbers (eg 10 x 10 = 100, or 10 x 100 = 1,000) and also be able to write numbers using both words and digits.

The values of digits change depending on their place in a number. A two, for example, can be worth 2 units, 2 tens, 2 hundreds or 2 thousands, the equivalent of 2, 20, 200 and 2,000. So, which number would be the equivalent of 4 hundreds, 3 tens and 5 units? The answer is 435.

See how much you have remembered about place value by playing the following quiz. This quiz is intended for children aged 9-10.

1.

What does the digit 3 in 36,218 represent?

30

300

3,000

30,000

The 3 is in the ten thousands column so is worth 3 x 10,000 = 30,000

2.

Which is the number that is equivalent to sixty-two thousand seven hundred and eighty-two?

62,782

620,872

628,072

627.82

62,782 has 6 ten thousands

2 one thousands

7 hundreds

8 tens

and 2 units

2 one thousands

7 hundreds

8 tens

and 2 units

3.

What does the digit 4 in 401,253 represent?

400

4,000

40,000

400,000

The 4 is in the hundred thousands column so is worth 4 x 100,000 = 400,000

4.

What needs to be added to 45,612 to make 45,912?

30

300

3,000

30,000

The digit 6 is worth 600 so to change it to 900 you must add 300

5.

What is the value of the digit 9 in 28,945?

90

900

9,000

90,000

The 9 is in the hundreds column so is worth 9 x 100 = 900

6.

Which is the number that is equivalent to three hundred and seventy-four thousand and fifty-two?

37,452

3,074,052

307,452

374,052

374,052 has 3 hundred thousands

7 ten thousands

4 one thousands

0 hundreds

5 tens

and 2 units

7 ten thousands

4 one thousands

0 hundreds

5 tens

and 2 units

7.

Which has the smallest value?

40,000

41 thousands

410 hundreds

4,100 tens

All the numbers are equivalent to 41,000 except 40,000 which is the smallest

8.

Which is 48,921 in words?

Four hundred thousand eighty nine hundred and twenty one

Forty eight thousand nine hundred and twenty one

Forty eight thousand and twenty one

Four hundred and eight thousand nine hundred and twenty one

48,921 has 4 ten thousands

8 one thousands

9 hundreds

2 tens

and 1 unit

8 one thousands

9 hundreds

2 tens

and 1 unit

9.

What is the value of the digit 1 in 420,108?

100

1,000

10,000

100,000

The 1 is in the hundreds column so is worth 1 x 100 = 100

10.

What needs to be subtracted from 19,723 to make 12,723?

70

700

7,000

70,000

The digit 9 is equivalent to 9,000 so to change it to 2,000 you must subtract 7,000