Place Value for Whole Numbers - An AskERIC Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan #: AELP-ATH0018
Place Value for Whole Numbers
An AskERIC Lesson Plan
Submitted by: Scott D. Chilton
Endorsed by: Don E. Decey, Mankato State University
DATE: October 30, 1996
GRADE LEVEL: Grade 4
The students will explore the world of mathematics by demonstrating visually
what place value of whole numbers represents. Base-ten materials will be
used to demonstrate this visualization. The class will be divided into
cooperative groups, no more than two students in a group. Each group will
receive base-ten models to experiment with place value. The groups will also
learn how to make sets of t
ens with them.
The student will gain a basic understanding of place value for whole numbers.
The students will learn how to use base-ten materials to make sense of place
value in the tens and ones column.
The students will explore whole-number patterns by using base-ten materials.
Paper & Pencil, Overhead, Base-ten Materials, Chalkboard, Transparencies.
Each group will receive base-ten materials to experiment with.
Create a place value chart on the chalkboard and give examples related to
Give examples on the overhead of how to trade units using base-ten place
Ask questions to get feedback from the students. Walk around to each cooperative
group and give individual help.
Hand out the worksheets to each group, this will give the teacher a chance
for guided practice by constant explanation to group responses and involvement.
The students will work on their worksheets for independent practice time.
Assign homework worksheet due for the next class period.
Ask students questions about place value units.
Have students individually come up to the chalkboard and use base-ten materials
to answer questions.
Homework will be corrected for a grade.