Simply put,

**place value is the value of where the digit is in the number**. In second grade, we do not venture farther than the hundreds place often. Here is an example of what students should be able to explain:

__124__-The number can be written as one hundred twenty-four.

-The number can be written as 100 + 20 + 4

-The 1 is in the hundreds place. This means that there is 1 group of 100 in this number. One group of 100 looks like this:

-The 2 is in the tens place. This means there are 2 groups of 10 in this number. Two groups of 10 looks like this:

-The 4 is in the ones place. This means there are 4 ones in this number. Four ones look like this:

- The entire number 124 can be represented as:

Great Place Value Practice Games:

**My favorite!!** Place Value Golf http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=496&engine=5

Dino Place Value Game http://www.ictgames.com/dinoplacevalue.html

Shark Place Value Game http://www.ictgames.com/sharknumbers.html

Introduction to Place Value Movie:

http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/1_Math/2_Illustrated_Lessons/3_Place_Value/

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