place value
02192013, 03:29 PM


I do an extension lesson with place value where the children draw a building using the unit blocks on large white art paper to create a "Place Value Place" display. they are given one of each place value flat, rod, etc... (not the 1000's cube) I model how to trace around, and how to label the value of each inside each tracing. This is all done in pencil. They then trace everything with sharpie, including the numbers and add them up to find the value of their building, which they label on the bottom of the page.They then color this building. I would have them do this last part after the observation. You could even make team murals where each child has a section of a roll of paper to make their creation to make a Place Value City. It would be very dynamic, energetic and believe me, very engaging for the children. You may want to have them work with a partner and a calculator to add up the value of their building or brainstorm ways to skip count by tens. hundreds, how to turn to thousands etc...and tally. The key is in your modeling. I have a model I show them with the labeling, , tracing, numbers in each tracing etc... Another challenge would be to determine the value of the entire city when each child has labeled and added theirs. Obviously, these type of extensions would be done over the week.
