Place Values

All numbers are made up of **digits. **

There are only **ten digits **in all of math:** **

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Small numbers have **one digit**.

Bigger numbers can have **two digits,** or more!

For example, 5 has one digit:

38 has two digits:

To count up to 9, we only need **one digit**.

š¤What happens after 9?

šWe start using **2 digits!**

We **regroup** 10 Ones into 1 group of Tens.

So the number 10 is made up of **1 Tens**, and **0 Ones.**

**Tens **and **Ones **are called **place values.**Ā

Each digit in a number has a place value.

**Place values** tell us how much each digit in a number is worth.

Digits on the **left** (š) have a **bigger place** value.

Digits at the Ones place count as 1 each. Digits at the **Tens **place count as **10 **each.

For example, **24 **has **2 Tens **and **4 Ones.**

To count up from 10, keep adding 1 to the **Ones** place until you get to 19.

Do you already know what comes next? 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, and 19.

After 19, you'll regroup the **10 Ones** into **another Tens.**

Even though there are only 10 different digits to make numbers with (0 through 9), we can make really really big numbers using **two or more digits**!Ā

We know how much each digit is worth, because of its **place value**.

Digits on the **left **(š) are worth **10 times **as much as the digits to their **right **(š).

Great job learning about place values! Now try practicing what you learned below.

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