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 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.
- 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.
Teaching place value and face value with kid-friendly, clear, and easy-to-understand posters from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :
Learning place value and face value can be made enjoyable by incorporating interactive games and activities.
Aim Your Target :
- Create target comprising of different rings representing ones, tens, hundreds and so on.
- Instruct kids to toss the Lego bricks onto a homemade target.
- To determine the face value of the ultimate number, count the studs on each brick that lands on a place value ring.
- To determine the place value of the ultimate number, count the studs on each brick that lands on a place value ring and add them up according to place value.
Help your kids practise expanded form with interesting and engaging fun worksheets and solutions from Uncle Math by Fun2Do Labs.