Place Value Persistence

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

First To Forty

Let me tell you about the dice, the ten squares and the rubber mat.

(Sizzling starts even work when we write about maths!)

We play warm up games at the start of our maths lessons. Recently we played First to Forty which worked on our skills of bridging to ten or pairs to ten.

Being able to automatically recall what digits make up ten is a valuable maths skill.

Being able to automatically recall what digits make up ten is a valuable maths skill and very important when it comes to solving algorithms.

This week we also played warm up games with cards to practise bridging to ten, pairs to ten, doubles, adding and subtracting to 20 and more.

Which warm up games would you like to play again?

Practising Place Value

Practise makes perfect.

Place value concepts are the basis of our Maths thinking. We worked a lot on place value last term and will continue to visit it all year long.

There are so many ways we can practise place value. 4A love playing games to practise their skills and learn more about ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands and millions and the all important skill of trading. The more competitive the game the better!

Place Value Fun

Ones, tens, hundreds! Ready set go!

This term 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.

For today’s activity, we went out on to the basketball courts withs 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

Luckily for us, Place Value is a Maths focus for us all year long so we will definitely keep playing games like this that support our learning.

What did you think of Place Value races?

Which of our place value activities have you most enjoyed doing this term?

 

Taking A Leap – Let’s Investigate!

leap

Take a hard look at the above picture? What is going on in the picture? What is happening? What does the image represent?

The above BTN link is very interesting to watch.

Visit the Maths Is Fun website for more information and a quiz to check your understanding.

Having read and viewed all the information, what is a leap year? Why do we have leap years? Do you have any information to add about leap years?