Teachers TV: Teaching Place ValueYou’re downloading this resource from Teachers TV4.8(5)Save for laterPinShare...MoreShareEmailPostTweetIn the first term at Key Stage 1, many children have problems with place value. Springfield School, Jersey reveals a pioneering method of teaching hundreds, tens and units to primary children. As part of the KS1 Numeracy series, the teachers identify, for example, 2,000 as a numeral two, followed by the word ‘thousand’. Children add this technique to their 'maths stories'. They do the same with hundreds, working up to tens, using the word ‘ty’ and words are adjusted without obscuring the logic of the maths. Twenty one is ‘two ty one’ and thirty two is ‘three ty two’.