Place Value and Powers

Place value and powers

For younger students, cracking the code of our base ten number system is of vital importance to making sense of arithmetic, so we've chosen to feature some problems designed to get students thinking about place value. For older students, we offer problems that focus on powers and indices.

Dicey Operations 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Always a Multiple? 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens...

Method in Multiplying Madness? 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

Power Countdown 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
In this twist on the well-known Countdown numbers game, use your knowledge of Powers and Roots to make a target.

Power Mad! 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Powers of numbers behave in surprising ways. Take a look at some of these and try to explain why they are true.

Short Problems 

Age 11 to 14
These short problems can be used to test your students' understanding of place value.