Before the 5th graders went off to camp we began a review of Place Value as we prepare for the many math concepts that build on this understanding. Math skills and concepts like : basic number sense, adding and subtracting with regrouping, rounding & estimating, skip counting and multiplication, division, fractions and more. Understanding place value spans many grade levels and mathematical concepts. We have also been working weekly with our 100 boards.
Once the 5th graders return we will build on this concept across the grade levels and concepts.
We began by building numbers with physical blocks first then moved to a free app called Number Pieces which will be used later for more complex multi step math work.
Once the children can build a simple 2 digit number they were asked to build different 3 digit numbers!