In this middle school tutorial, we will take a closer look at place value. This tutorial looks at place value from the millions to the thousandths place including the decimal point. The number system that is widely used is a decimal system and each digit of a number has value based on where it is located in the number. Each number’s value is a power of 10.
The value of a digit of a number based upon the place it is in the number.
Example: The number 532, the 3 is in the tens place, so its actual value is 30.
Example: The number 12.879, the 7 is in the hundredths place, so its actual value is 0.07
Place Value Diagram
How Place Value Works
Here is a diagram of the number 1,329.
Here is an example of a decimal in the place value system.
Here is a quick video on place value.
For an interactive middle school math class on this material, click here.