Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Place Value

The most important concepts students learn is place value. It is the foundation for all other concepts in math. To round, estimate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide, you must know place value. I use a variety of techniques and strategies for teaching place value.

Our standard and goals for this unit are below:
These are the notes that should be in your child's notebook.
We even learned a song about place value.
I use the following PowerPoint presentation while I am teaching during the week. It allows students to work along with me and see many visual representations of place value.


Learning Place Value


 Your child will be expected to answer questions like:

The Chattahoochee National Forest covers 13,567 acres. What is the value of the digit 5 in the number 13,567?
A. 5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000
Aubrey wrote a number on the board. The number was the greatest number you can write with the digits 6, 2, 5, and 8. What number did she write?
A. 8,652
B. 6,258
C. 5,628
D. 8,625
In the number 54,872, what is the value of the 7?
A. 7
B. tens
C. 700
D. 70
In the number, 7,345 what digit is in the hundreds place?
A. 7
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
What is another way to write 5,872 using values and sums?
A. 500 + 80 + 7 + 2
B. 5,000 +80 +70 +2
C. 5,000 + 800 + 70 + 2
D. 5,000 + 800 + 20 + 7

Check out the following videos about Place Value found at United Streaming and on YouTube:
If your child wants to have fun practicing place value, click on the following pictures to be taken to some awesome and engaging online games!


Place Value Puzzler

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