Place Value

Dwayne Belle Fuller School
4212 S. St. Lawrence
Chicago IL 60628
(312) 535-1688


Students will be able to identify the value of numerals through 10 digit

Materials Needed:

-notebook paper
-monopoly money


The strategy will incorporate cooperative learning, direct teaching techniques
and a phenomenological approach to mathematics. The direct teaching method
explains the objectives and how to identify the value of numerals through ten
digit numerals. Cooperative learning encourages the students to interact to
formulate the correct answers. The Phenomenological approach challenges the
students' problem-solving skills.

Direct teaching techniques: A short lecture is given on how to identify the
values of numerals through ten digit numerals underlined. Students will have to
identify the place value of the numerals (20 problems); for example, 6,456. The
digit which is underlined is located in the hundreds column. A short lecture is
given to the class on how place value is used in America. The class will
participate in an auction. Each student is given ones, tens, twenties, fifties,
and hundreds. The last step involves the students bidding on prizes. The
highest bidder wins the prize. The winner must explain accurately what column
each digit represents.

Cooperative Learning/Phenomenological Approach: The students will form two
groups and will be given one numeral from 0-9. The place value will be called
orally. The students must line up in direct place value order holding their
numerals; for example, the instructor calls out the number four hundred and
twenty six. The first three students who line up in order from right to left
using ones, tens, and hundreds wins. The first student holds the number six.
The second student holds the number two, which represents the tens column. The
third student holds the number four, which represents the hundreds column.

Performance Assessment:

Students will be able to identify place values of the underlined number from
ones to the millions (20 examples on a worksheet).
Students will be able to form numbers from ones to millions using cards.
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