## Place Value Chart

Kids need to learn Place Value because it helps us determine the value of numbers. A **Place Value Chart** shows the *position* of a digit in a number and its *place value*.

The first number on the left is 5, and we see that it is in the *ten millions place*. So that means our number will have 5 *5* ten millions or 50,000,000.

The next number is 3, which is in the *millions* place. So this means *3* millions.

The next number 7 is in the one hundred thousands place. So we will have *7* one-hundred thousands.

The next number 1 is in the ten thousands place. So this means we have *1* ten thousand.

And so on for the rest of the numbers. Do you get the picture?

So this means that our number

### 53,712,009.328

would be written in words as...

*fifty-three million, seven hundred twelve thousand-nine and three hundred twenty eight thousandths*

*Whole Numbers* are always written to the *left* of the decimal point. *Decimal numbers* are always written to *right* of the decimal point.

Looking at the number 53,712,009.328, in our chart, we can see that 3 is in the *tenths place*, so the 3 represents three-tenths. And the 8 is in the *thousandths place*,so it represents eight-thousandths.

### Ready for another

Decimal Place Value Chart: Now here's another place value chart. It also will provide a table to show *how decimal numbers are written in words, written as fractions, and then written as decimals*.

Place Value Activities: Once students learn a little about the meaning of place value, it's nice to be able to have some fun activities where they will enjoy practicing place value.

Really Big Numbers: Do you want to know how to name really big numbers? This page will show you the name of *huge* numbers, bigger than a million or a billion that most elementary school students have heard of.

We've pulled together a variety of place value activities and games for parents and teachers to use that will make understanding numbers a lot more user-friendly for kids.

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