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Count in Powers of Ten

In this worksheet, students will be asked to count both forwards and backwards in steps of powers of 10, for any given number, up to 1,000,000.

'Count in Powers of Ten' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Count in Steps to 1 000 000

Popular topics:   Counting worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, you will be asked to count either forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10.

When counting in steps of powers of 10, only one digit in the number will be altered.


For example, when adding 1,000 only the digit in the 1,000 place of the number will change.

All the other digits will remain the same.

13,456 + 1,000 = 14,456


Let's recap:

You count forward in 100s like this...

530  630  730  830  930  


You count forward in 1000s like this...

6,892  7,892  8,892  9,892  10,892  11,892


You count forward in 10,000s like this...

102,500  112,500  122,500  132,500  142,500  


And finally, you count forward in 100,000s like this...

607,800   707,800   807,800   907,800   1,907,800

The final number in this sequence has become 1 million, 9 hundred and 7 thousand, 8 hundred.


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