Sunday, April 11, 2010

Place Value of Digits from 0.001 to 1 000 000

Hi Students and Parents,
We will be focusing this week on the math concept of
place value for numbers between 0.001 (a thousandth) to 1 000 000 (a million). This is part of the math strand - Number Sense and Numeration. We will be using place value charts and base-ten blocks to help us understand this concept.

In tomorrow's class, we will look at specific digit amounts in large numbers such as 27 156.
For example: 27 156, the value of the digit 7 is 7000.
I will also expect you to be able to represent
27 156 in both expanded form and in proper written form.
  • 20 000 + 7000 + 100 + 50 + 6 = 27 156
  • twenty seven thousand one hundred fifty six

Boys and girls, you have done place value in grade 5 - looking at value amounts from 0.01 to
100 000. We will spend a few days working with large numbers
greater than 1000 and slightly less than 1000 000 000. Once we are familiar with the place value concept of large numbers, we will open up a bank account with Ms. K's Bank and write and pay bills showing how to apply our learning to real life situations.

We will have fun! See you tomorrow.
For those that would like to explore place value a little more, you can check out the video clip I downloaded or the two game sites below.

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