Thursday, January 08, 2009

Place Value

We continued working on place value each day this week. On Tuesday, I showed the students a group of ones and 10's blocks on the screen and then they wrote down the number on a dry erase board.  

Then on Wednesday, I showed them a number and they represented that number with the blocks.  After practicing as a whole group, they worked in small groups taking turns writing down and number and the other students representing it with blocks.

On Thursday, we learned a game where we took turns rolling a dice and then we would put that amount of ones onto the place value mat.  As soon as we had ten blocks we could trade the ones for a ten's stick.  The students had so much fun!  We will be playing several that build upon these skills.

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