Write Numbers as Words

In this worksheet, students will read numbers and write them as words.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Read and Write Numerals/Words to 1000

Difficulty level:

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will practise writing numbers using words.

To write a number in words, we need to think carefully about the place value of all the digits.

Let's think about the number 687

The number has a 6 in the hundreds place, an 8 in the tens place and a 7 in the ones place.

We can write this number in words as six hundred and eighty-seven.

Remember to take care when writing numbers in words when there are zeros in the number.

So, the number 820 has a zero in the ones place.

This means we write the number as eight hundred and twenty because there are no ones.

Let's try an example question together.

Example

Write this number in words:

460

We can use our knowledge of place value to write the number in words.

Hundreds, Tens, Ones

400 + 60 + 0 = four hundred and sixty

Now that you've got the idea, you are ready to try some questions yourself. Good luck!

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