# Resources tagged with: Place value

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Broad Topics > The Number System and Place Value > Place value

### That Number Square!

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

### Ordering

##### Age 5 to 11

This set of activities focuses on ordering, an important aspect of place value.

### Amount

##### Age 5 to 11

These tasks will help learners develop their understanding of place value, particularly giving them opportunities to express numbers as amounts.

### The Thousands Game

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Each child in Class 3 took four numbers out of the bag. Who had made the highest even number?

### Alien Counting

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different ways these aliens count in this challenge. You could start by thinking about how each of them would write our number 7.

### Which Is Quicker?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

### Activities on the Gattegno Chart

##### Age 5 to 11

In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.

### Writ Large

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Suppose you had to begin the never ending task of writing out the natural numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.... and so on. What would be the 1000th digit you would write down.

### Which Scripts?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

### Dicey Operations in Line for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

### Number Detective

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

##### Age 5 to 16

Nowadays the calculator is very familiar to many of us. What did people do to save time working out more difficult problems before the calculator existed?

### Diagonal Sums

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

### Song Book

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A school song book contains 700 songs. The numbers of the songs are displayed by combining special small single-digit cards. What is the minimum number of small cards that is needed?

### Being Resourceful - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### Being Curious - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

### Calculator Bingo

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!

### More Upper Primary Activities on Number Sense and Place Value

##### Age 7 to 11

More upper primary number sense and place value tasks.

### How Can I Support the Development of Early Number Sense and Place Value?

##### Age 3 to 11

This article for primary teachers expands on the key ideas which underpin early number sense and place value, and suggests activities to support learners as they get to grips with these ideas.

### Back to the Planet of Vuvv

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

There are two forms of counting on Vuvv - Zios count in base 3 and Zepts count in base 7. One day four of these creatures, two Zios and two Zepts, sat on the summit of a hill to count the legs of. . . .

### Journeys on the Gattegno Tens Chart

##### Age 5 to 11

Alf describes how the Gattegno chart helped a class of 7-9 year olds gain an awareness of place value and of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.

### Place Value: the Ten-ness of Ten

##### Age 3 to 11

This article develops the idea of 'ten-ness' as an important element of place value.

### Number Sense and Place Value

##### Age 5 to 11

This feature aims to support you in developing children's early number sense and understanding of place value.

### Nice or Nasty for Two

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

### Position

##### Age 5 to 11

One of the key ideas associated with place value is that the position of a digit affects its value. These activities support children in understanding this idea.

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

### What Do You Need?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?

### Subtraction Surprise

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?

##### 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?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Visitors to Earth from the distant planet of Zub-Zorna were amazed when they found out that when the digits in this multiplication were reversed, the answer was the same! Find a way to explain. . . .

### Dicey Operations

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice?

### One Million to Seven

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

### Multiply Multiples 1

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### Being Resilient - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

### Less Is More

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

### Multiply Multiples 2

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

### Being Collaborative - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

### 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...

### Multiply Multiples 3

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

### Exploring Simple Mappings

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.

### Place Value as a Building Block for Developing Fluency in the Calculation Process

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?

### Trebling

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

### Football Sum

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

### Oddly

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.

### Cayley

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

### Spell by Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?