Free Place Value Worksheets
Reading & Writing 3 digit numbers

Welcome to the 2nd Grade Math Salamanders Free Place Value Worksheets.

Here you will find our selection of place value sheets to help your child learn to read, write and compare 3 digit numbers.

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Counting and Place Value

Counting is one of the very first skills young children learn to do in their math journey.

When children first learn to count, they learn the number sequence, usually up to ten, but without an understanding of what the numbers mean.

Next, they learn to count objects and numbers of things that are in front of them and learn 1:1 correspondence when counting.

During this stage children are still learning their number sequence, and that numbers continue past 10. They learn to count up to higher numbers like 20 or 30. Eventually, they manage to learn to count up to 100, and that numbers up to 100 can be split up into tens and ones. Their Place Value learning has begun!

At a higher level, children know their place value up to 1000. They can count accurately by 1s, 10s and 100s from different starting points, and can split numbers up into hundreds, tens and ones.

By the end of 2nd grade, most children should be able to:

  • read, write, compare and order numbers up to 1000.
  • count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 100s for at least 25 terms;
  • count on or back by 1s, 10s and 100s from a range of starting points (up to 1000);
  • identify the number of 1s, 10s or 100s in a 3 digit number, and say what the value of each digit is;
  • write 3 digit numbers in expanded form, e.g. 375 = 300 + 70 + 5;
  • take a number written in expanded form and work out its value, e.g. 700 + 20 + 4 = 724;

Place Value - Reading and Writing 3 Digit Numbers

The following worksheets involve reading, writing and comparing a range of 3 digit numbers.

Most of the sheets involve matching or changing 3 digit numbers written in words to numbers written in figures.

Some of the sheets also include a challenge or a key question to help your child extend learning and thinking.

An answer sheet is available for each worksheet provided.

The worksheets in this section are carefully graded, allowing you to introduce concepts at an easier level before introducing harder work.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • read and write 3 digit numbers;
  • being to compare 3 digit numbers, saying when a number comes between two others.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to develop their confidence handling 3 digits.

Free Place Value Worksheets - Reading and Writing 3 digits

Free Place Value Worksheets - Reading, Writing and Comparing 3 digits

The sheets in this section also involve comparing 3 digit numbers and saying when a number lies between two other numbers.

Looking for more free place value worksheets like these?

Try some of our new place value worksheets to 1000 to help you understand all about hundreds, tens and ones.

These sheets involve using place value and counting in hundreds, tens and ones to combine numbers together.

Looking for something a little easier?

These worksheets are at an easier level than those on this page.

They involve using place value up to 200.

These sheets provide a good way of introducing children to numbers over 100.

Ordering 3 Digit Numbers

The worksheets in this section are all about reading and ordering a range of 3 digit numbers.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • Read 3 digit numbers;
  • Compare 3 digit numbers and put them in order.

These sheets will support your child with their place value learning.


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White is the easiest level for children at their early stages in 2nd grade.


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Orange - this is the medium level of difficulty for children who are becoming more confident and working at the expected level in 2nd grade.


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Purple - this is the hardest level for children who are nearly ready for 3rd grade math, or need that extra challenge.


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