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Place value: numbers to 10,000 and 1 million

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for extending understanding of number and the base 10 number system. Tasks include rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000 through to comparing and ordering numbers to 1 million. Negative numbers and Roman numerals to 1,000 are also covered.

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Year level(s) Year 2, Year 3
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching
Keywords place value, base 10, digit, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, reasoning, problem-solving, add, subtract, round, greatest, smallest, compare, order, place value, chart, number line, partitioning, powers of 10, sequence, one million, negative numbers, Roman Numerals, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding
Topics Addition and subtraction, Place value
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least 1000 using physical and virtual materials, numerals and number lines


Recognise, represent and order natural numbers using naming and writing conventions for numerals beyond 10,000

Numeracy progression Number and place value (P5, P6)

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