How to ... understand place value
Place value is the basis of our number system, allowing us to represent all numbers with just the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. The value of each digit is defined by its position in a given number.
The maths videos on this page, taken from our How to … series, explain the concept of place value and provide tips to help you support your child's understanding.
Animation: What is place value?
An introduction to place value.
How to help your child understand place value (1)
The first of two videos in which Paul Repper shares tips on helping your child to understand place value.
How to help your child understand place value (2)
The second of two videos in which Paul Repper shares tips on helping your child to understand place value.
Teacher video: teaching children about place value
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These videos are taken from our How to … series, designed to help parents better understand how maths and English are taught in school, and what you can do at home to support your child's development.