## Grade 5 Math – Place Value Exercises

Place value is a really important concept in math that helps us understand how numbers are written and what they mean. It’s all about understanding the value of each digit in a number based on its position.

Let’s take the number 3,456 as an example. In this number, the digit 3 is in the thousands place, the digit 4 is in the hundreds place, the digit 5 is in the tens place, and the digit 6 is in the ones place.

The thousands place is the first digit on the left, and it represents how many thousands are in the number. So in 3,456, the digit 3 in the thousands place means that there are 3 thousands.

The hundreds place is the second digit from the left, and it represents how many hundreds are in the number. In 3,456, the digit 4 in the hundreds place means that there are 4 hundreds.

The tens place is the third digit from the left, and it represents how many tens are in the number. In 3,456, the digit 5 in the tens place means that there are 5 tens.

Finally, the ones place is the last digit on the right, and it represents how many ones are in the number. In 3,456, the digit 6 in the ones place means that there are 6 ones.

So when we put all of these values together, we can see that the number 3,456 means “3 thousands, 4 hundreds, 5 tens, and 6 ones.”

Understanding place value is important for working with larger numbers, adding and subtracting, and even multiplying and dividing. It helps us to know the value of each digit and how to combine them to find the total value of a number.