place value


Definition of place value 

: the value of the place of a digit in a numeral

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Cobble together enough place value blocks from the first-, second-, third- and fifth-grade teachers so each student has enough to model the multidigit multiplication story problem. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "An American teacher in Paris learns the importance of a fine French lunch," 22 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, the Padres do place value on learning how to win in the minors. Dennis Lin,, "Padres mailbag: What kind of return is A.J. Preller seeking in trades?," 17 July 2017 Weinbrenner said the participants placed value on comfort and quality. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dressing for work no longer means 'dressing up' for work," 4 May 2018 According to LinkedIn itself, hiring managers place value on volunteer work. NBC News, "How to crush it on LinkedIn...even after a career break," 26 Oct. 2017 How to place value on an employee's job is more than just monetary Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, September 3, 2017," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of place value

1911, in the meaning defined above

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Kids Definition of place value

: the value of the location of a digit in a number In 125 the location of the digit 2 has a place value of ten.

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