Place value refers to the numerical value that a digit holds based on its position in a number. It helps us understand the relative worth or magnitude of each digit.
Understanding place value is crucial for developing number sense and performing operations accurately. It lays the foundation for more complex mathematical concepts.
You can reinforce your child's understanding of place value by playing games that involve building numbers using base-10 blocks or discussing real-life examples where place value is relevant, such as reading large numbers on price tags or measuring ingredients in recipes.