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Place Value with Thousands
A free lesson for 3rd grade math

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When we take ten hundred-flats
and stack them end-to-end,
we get one thousand.

Ten hundreds = One thousand.

We write a thousand as 1000 or 1,000.
The comma  ,  is used to separate the
“1” of the thousands from the three
other digits. It just makes it easier to read.

10 hundreds

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     1,000

 

On this number line you see only whole hundreds marked. In between each two marks are 99 numbers. Imagine those 99 little lines between 300 and 400! 

After nine hundred, the next whole hundred is “ten hundreds” or A THOUSAND, 1,000. 
Remember: Ten hundreds make a thousand.

Numbers with four digits are very easy to read. The first of the four digits is in the thousands place. Just read it as “one thousand”, “two thousand”, “five thousand”, and so on.

The rest of the three digits you can read just like you are used to reading three-digit numbers.

One thousand
four hundred fifty-nine

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
1

4

5 9

Two thousand
eighteen

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
2

0

1 8

Four thousand
seven hundred six

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
4

7

0 6

The whole hundreds after one thousand continue as: one thousand, one thousand one hundredone thousand two hundred, etc.  Many times, people also read these numbers this way: a thousand, eleven hundred, twelve hundred, thirteen hundred, etc.

1. Write the numbers that are illustrated by the models. Sometimes you will need a zero or zeros.

a.     

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
1

3

1 2

b.     

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   
c.      


thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

d.   

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   
e.         
thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

 

  


 



f.
thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   


2. Fill in the table.

a. One thousand two
 hundred fifty-six

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
1

2

5 6

b. Three thousand five
   hundred ninety-four

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

c. Four thousand six
    hundred seventeen

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

d. Nine thousand eight
   hundred twenty-two

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

e. Six thousand two
hundred eleven

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

f.  Five thousand seven
   hundred ninety-nine

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

3. Fill in the table. Now you will need to use a zero or zeros, so be careful!

a. One thousand one

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
1

0

0 1

b.  Two thousand five

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

c.  Four thousand sixty-one

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

d.  Three thousand twelve

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

e.  Six thousand two hundred

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

f.  Five thousand ninety

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

g.  One thousand       
    one hundred three

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

h.  Seven thousand     
  five hundred six

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

i.  Five thousand     
eight hundred

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

j.  Two thousand
eleven       

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

 

   

k.  Two thousand three
  hundred twenty    

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   

l. Nine thousand
thirty-two    

thou-
sands
hund-
reds
tens ones
 

  

   


4. Fill in the numbers for these number lines.

5. Fill in the number chart and count by whole tens.

1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0       
1 0 6 0 1 0 7 0      
         
         
         

This lesson is taken from my book Math Mammoth Place Value 3.

Math Mammoth Place Value 3

A self-teaching worktext for 3rd grade that covers four-digit place value, mental addition & subtraction with four-digit numbers, comparing, rounding, and estimating.

Download ($2.75). Also available as a printed copy.

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