Numbers in a certain place have different values.
The number 2,143 means that I have 2 thousands, 1 hundred, 4 tens and 3 ones.
Numbers Work from Right to Left.
It starts with ones or units on the right, then tens, hundreds and thousands.
Place Value with Manipulatives
One MAB block (unit)
Ten MAB blocks
Hundred MAB blocks
Thousand MAB blocks