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

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?