Video: Counting Objects in Hundreds up to 1000

Each box contains 100 paper clips. Count in hundreds to find how many there are. Write the number in words. And write the number in digits.

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Each box contains 100 paperclips. Count in hundreds to find how many there are. Write the number in words. And write the number in digits.

We’re told that each of these boxes contains 100 paperclips. Now can you picture what 100 paperclips might look like? Well, this is 100 ones cubes. These are the same as 100, but we haven’t just got one box of paperclips, have we? We have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. So the number of paperclips altogether looks more like this. Now, imagine having to count each individual cube to count in ones to find the answer. This will be a very long video, wouldn’t it? But because our paperclips have been grouped together in hundreds, we can count in hundreds.

That’s better. Now we can do what the question asks us to do, which is to count in hundreds to find how many there are. Ready? 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800. Eight boxes of 100 paperclips is 800 altogether. First, we need to write our answer in words. So we begin by writing the number eight. That’s just the same as the number after seven, E-I-G-H-T. And then we just write the word hundred, eight hundred.

And finally, we need to write our answer in digits. We know that 100 is a one followed by two zeros, so the number 800 is simply the digit 8 followed by two zeros. There are eight boxes, and each box we know contains 100 paperclips. So we could find the total number of paperclips by simply skip counting in hundreds eight times. And we can write our answer in words and digits. That’s eight hundred or 800.

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