Ones, tens, hundreds! Ready set go!
We have been having fun learning about place value. The students have participated in individual, partner and group activities, practising trading, renaming and expanding numbers.
On Monday we went out on to the basketball courts with lots of base ten blocks (MAB blocks) to play Place Value Races.
Teams worked together to create numbers using the base ten blocks. One person in the team rolled the dice while another person ran the width of the basketball court to collect their base ten blocks. On returning to the team, students counted their blocks, traded if they needed to and then rolled the dice to do it all over again until the time was up.
In order to trade teams had to keep counting their blocks and remember that:
ten ones = 10
ten tens = 100
ten hundreds = one thousand