Monday, July 9, 2012

Regrouping with a Place Value Mat

E is for Explore demonstrated regrouping 2-digit addition using dimes and pennies. But, what do you do when you're dealing with hundreds, thousands, and even higher numbers?! 3 Teacher Chicks simply used a place value mat (which they drew on their desk with dry erase markers!) and chips!

Activity: Take out a place value mat and label cut out paper circles, milk caps, number counters, or even small rocks with the place values your students are working on (ones, tens, hundreds, etc.). Next, have them make a visual representation of both numbers on their mat. Then, they do the math! See example below:

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