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Find the Value of Digits in Numbers

In this worksheet, students will find the value of digits in numbers and order numbers.

'Find the Value of Digits in Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Ones

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The position of a digit in a number has a very important role. 

It tells us the value of the digit in that particular number.


Let's take the following digits:  1  2  3


What would you rather have:

£ 123


£ 321

I know which I would prefer!


H  T  O

1  2  3

3  2  1


We can see that the value of each digit is either hundreds, tens, or ones.

To get the largest value, the highest digit goes in the hundreds column, down to the lowest digit in the ones column.


Let's have another go.


Find the highest number we can make with the following digits:   3  6  4  2  

The digits will go in the following columns


Th  H  T  O

 6   4   3   2


The highest digit goes in the thousands column down to the lowest in the ones column.


In this number, the 6 digit has a value of 6,000

In this number, the 4 digit has a value of 400

In this number, the 3 digit has a value of 30

In this number, the 2  digit has a value of 2


Does this make sense?


girl thinking


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