Place Value Tables
What is the resource?
This PDF offers various charts with columns labelled for units, tens, hundreds, etc. Best for primary learners working on multi-digit number understanding.
Why is place value important?
Numbers aren't random symbol strings – their position has a huge meaning:
- Real quantity sense: 3 is just, but 300 needs way more– kids see this on the grid.
- Easier calculating: Breaking numbers down makes adding/subtracting less of a mysterious trick.
- Decimal readiness: The chart with '.tenths' shows the same principle holds as you 'go smaller'.
- Advanced maths basis: All the operations with big numbers we take for granted depend on this core skill.
Why is this resource helpful?
Place value may be 'invisible', but these charts make it concrete for many reasons:
- Visual learners supported: Not everyone grasps this just by hearing an explanation, seeing makes it 'click'.
- Hands-on activities: Dropping counters into columns... much more powerful than reciting place names.
- Error analysis: If a calculation goes wrong, checking in this grid can catch where they got confused.
- Printable PDF: Teachers have one format for lessons/tests; comparing becomes faster (everyone using the same).
This turns place value from an abstract rule into a tool. Kids then solve bigger problems confidently, without constantly relying on tricks.
Also, have a look at our wide range of worksheets that are specifically curated to help your students practice their skills related to place value. These teaching resources and worksheets are in PDF format and can be downloaded easily.