Today we started with a discussion on place value, up to a million. We were able to visualize based on our previous rice discussions.
So this is what the end of our discussion looked like (I forgot to take a “before” picture).
But you can see where I attempted to draw in all the rice discussions: single piece of rice, groups of ten, sheets of a hundred, stacks of ten sheets, towers of stacks, and towers of towers. My students were right in with me the whole time. It made solid sense.
At this point, everyone separated to their chosen stations. I sat with the Tens and Ones group. The object of this game is to get to 100 without going over. They roll a dice, and decide whether the value is tens or ones. If they roll a three, the score can be 30 or 3. They go seven rounds (no passing). This game helps with mental addition, by ones and tens. As well as recognizing the value of place value. We practiced added tens, like 13, 23, 33, 43, to see patterns and work on fluency. You can see in the sample scoresheet below with the following round scores: 6, 10, 10, 20, 20, 20, 10 (not written down), so they scored 96.
Here is the kit of all these Place Value activities!
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