Place Value

In math, we have been working hard to understand place value and different ways to represent numbers. Our goal for the end of last week and the beginning of this week was to write two digit numbers as addition sentences that combine tens and ones. One “hands-on” way to do this was to create our name, or initial, using tens and ones, and then to write the corresponding equation to find our total. We practice using both traditional “base ten blocks” and cubes, made into sticks of ten.


After some concrete practice, we moved into using tens and ones in a more abstract manner; where the tens and ones are simply on paper. Students created their first initial and followed the same procedure of counting their tens, counting their ones, and then writing the true value of each in an equation to find the total. The class rocked this activity and I am so proud of them 🙂

Don’t forget: tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! 🙂


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