I spend a lot of time teaching Place Value. Typically we focus on ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands in 2-3rd grade. But I like to challenge them to go beyond. So they made a ten thousand bar (see my … [Read more...]

## Rounding and Number Lines

Teaching rounding can be intimidating. But I have found that if I teach rounding in conjunction with number lines and if I precede it with place value, my learners understand the concept and rounding … [Read more...]

## Place Value – What Comes Next?

I spend almost four weeks on place value with my 2-3rd grade class. Having a deep understanding of place value is a crucial math foundation, so it's worth it to me to take this long. Every year, I … [Read more...]

## Place Value Assessment for Primary Learners

I am joining a group of excellent math teachers for a blog hop series called "Fly on the math teacher's wall." The purpose is for each of use to spend time talking about misconceptions, issues, and … [Read more...]

## Place Value – What Comes Next?

One of my favorite place value activities for my 3-4 graders is "What Comes Next?" I show them a Base Ten single cube, then a tens bar, hundreds, and then the thousands. We … [Read more...]