Lesson Plan #:AELP-ATH0008
Author: Katherine Beal; Kit Carson SGC, Las Vegas, NV Date: 1994
Grade Level(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
This activity’s blend of skill and chance becomes a highly motivating vehicle to enhance students’ understanding of the concept of place value. Time required can be as little as five minutes thereby providing instruction during those lost minutes throughout the day.
To provide students highly motivating drill and practice with place value via application.
Students will be able to explain that the value of a number increases when digits farthest to the left have greatest value.
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:
As students become more proficient add digits to the mystery number. Eventually older students could use a double deck of number cards. Because of the element of chance, even your lower math students will sometimes have the opportunity to declare, I AM THE GREATEST!
May 1994 These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.