  # Identify the Value of Digits in Numbers Including Zero as a Place Holder

In this worksheet, students will find the value of digits in numbers, including the use of zero as a place holder. Key stage:  KS 2

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.

What is 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 digit has a value of 6,000

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

In this number, the digit has a value of 30

In this number, the 2  digit has a value of 2 Let's have a look at some questions involving the value of each digit in a number.

Xavier says that the 4 in the number 5,430 has a value of 40.

Is he correct?

Xavier has got this one wrong.

The 4 is in the 100s column.

Th  H  T  O

5   4   3   0

Marley thinks that 0999 has the same value as 999.

Is he correct?

Marley is correct.

The 0 in 0999 has no value and isn't working as a placeholder (there are no digits higher to the left of the 0).

Does that make sense? Try some questions for yourself - good luck!

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