1 ten is the same as 10 ones. 1 hundred is the same as 10 tens. In the number 324, the 3 is in the hundreds place. Its value is 300.
To better understand place value: ones, tens & hundreds…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Fruit Punch: Strawberries
99 has 9 tens and 9 ones. Add 1 more one. 9 tens and 10 ones is the same as 10 tens. 10 tens is 1 hundred. 103 has 1 hundred, 0 tens, and 3 ones. Try this one yourself. You have 1 hundreds block and 2 ones blocks. How many blocks do you have? How many strawberries do you have?
Fruit Punch: Blueberries and Raspberries
You need 123 blueberries for fruit punch. 123 is 1 hundred, 2 tens, and 3 ones. You need 157 raspberries for fruit punch. 157 is 1 hundred, 5 tens, and 7 ones. Try this one yourself. How do you show 143 blackberries with base-ten blocks?
There are 359 balls in a ball pit. 359 is 3 hundreds, 5 tens, and 9 ones. Add 1 more ball. Now there are 360 balls in the ball pit. Another pit has 599 balls. Add 1 more. Now there are 600 balls in the ball pit. Try this one yourself. Show 406 with base-ten blocks.
You have 230 cupcakes. The 2 is in the hundreds place. You can make 2 groups of 100 cupcakes. The 3 is in the tens place. You can make 3 groups of ten cupcakes. Try this one yourself. How many trays that hold 100 and how many trays that hold 10 do you need for 540 cupcakes?