Place Value And Face Value

Two important mathematics concepts for which kids often get confused are the concepts of place value and face value. In this teaching guide, there are a few interesting ways to explore these two vital concepts by using interesting teaching resources like stunning posters and interesting worksheets, along with exciting activities.

## Place Value

• Place value is described as the position of any digit in a number.
• Place value determines the value of each digit in a number.
• The order of positions of digits in a number from right to left is units, or ones on the extreme right position, tens, hundreds, and so on.

## Face Value

• The face value of any digit in the number is the digit itself.
• The face value represents the actual value of the digit, irrespective of its position.

Observe the figure given below to understand the difference between the place value and face value of the number 4267.

Face value focuses on the actual value of a digit, while place value looks at the position of a digit in a number and gives it a value based on that position. Understanding both concepts will help us solve math problems and work with numbers more easily.

Posters

Teaching place value and face value with kid-friendly, clear, and easy-to-understand posters from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :

Activities

Learning place value and face value can be made enjoyable by incorporating interactive games and activities.