Introduction to Place Value

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Introduce your students to the various ways to group numbers with a lesson that provides an introduction to place value. The lesson uses visual representations to show students how to move numbers into groups of ten, and how the leftover numbers go into the ones place. The included practice and activity sheets give students hands on activities they can do to practice this new skill.

Place Value, Introduction to Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages for an introduction to Place Value
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Introduce your students to the various ways to group numbers with a lesson that provides an introduction to place value. The lesson uses visual representations to show students how to move numbers into groups of ten, and how the leftover numbers go into the ones place. The included practice and activity sheets give students hands on activities they can do to practice this new skill.

Sample classroom Procedures: 

  1. Begin by telling students that you are thinking of a number that has 4 tens and 8 ones. See if they can guess the number.  Play a few rounds to get them thinking about two digits numbers as a set of tens and ones.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of problems.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on the introduction to place value. Have students practice problems tens and ones.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems as a class similar to the one in the opening to the lesson.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually and roll the dice to create their number.  Work with students on how to draw their tens and ones models.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students cut out the pieces at home and glue them on another sheet of paper.
  8. In closing, ask students to explain the tens and ones place values in the number 84.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.Math.Content.K.NBT.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2

None for Grade 2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1  class session

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Subject

Math