# Year 5 Maths Homework: How to Understand and Use Place Value

## Year 5 Maths Homework Place Value: How to Understand and Use Large Numbers

Place value is one of the most important concepts in maths. It helps us to read, write, compare, and round large numbers. In Year 5, you will be learning about place value up to 1,000,000 (one million). You will also learn about negative numbers, decimals, and Roman numerals. In this article, we will explain what place value is and how to use it in different situations.

## Year 5 Maths Homework Place Value

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## What is place value?

Place value is the value of each digit in a number based on its position. For example, in the number 123,456, the digit 1 is in the hundred thousands place, so it has a value of 100,000. The digit 2 is in the ten thousands place, so it has a value of 10,000. The digit 3 is in the thousands place, so it has a value of 1,000. The digit 4 is in the hundreds place, so it has a value of 100. The digit 5 is in the tens place, so it has a value of 10. The digit 6 is in the ones place, so it has a value of 1.

We can use a place value chart to show the value of each digit in a number. Here is a place value chart for numbers up to 1,000,000:

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