Our middle students (3) have begun further exploring place value this week during our Maths sessions. We have been using a mixture of unifix blocks, MAB and paddle pop sticks to represent numbers with many different digits! Some students have even worked up to 7 or 8 digits in their learning time.
It has been great to see the students extending their knowledge by choosing numbers that challenge them and working in small groups to represent these numbers in a variety of ways.
This term in our place value sessions we will be focusing on:
- Representing numbers up to 10,000 and beyond using a variety of concrete materials
- Understanding zero as a placeholder in a number
- Demonstrating an understanding of numbers in their place value, for example ones, tens, hundreds and thousands.
Students have begun to further their understanding of place value by being given some discovery time with a variety of concrete materials to represent their numbers in many different ways. Our middles got very excited about being exposed to MAB and had a great time representing big numbers using the MAB to demonstrate them.