I created this organizer to help my students better understand the relationship (and difference) between the PLACE of a digit and the VALUE of a digit. I gave an example of a number that I decomposed by placing each digit in its correct place. Then, underneath that, I wrote it out in expanded form under each correct Place. This way the students see the digit in its correct place and the value of each digit. They also get extra practice reading and writing numbers in expanded form. It has helped my students grasp the concept much quicker than in previous years. *We used this sheet together the first day. I also have a classwork sheet that I used to see if students understood the concept. That is also on this site.