Here’s a quick round up of our math lesson for the week.
WJ has been mixing up hundreds and thousands, so our focus this week was on learning place values. We worked on identifying and counting units, tens, hundreds and thousands.
First, we brought out our plastic unit cubes, ten rods, hundreds flats and one thousand cube to have a visual of what we were learning. We did this several times this week.
Then I created a math project for WJ that allowed him to sort and count units, tens, hundreds and thousands.
I used math tiles with 1, 10, 100 and 1000 printed on them.
Then I labeled a plastic cup with each value written on it – 1 unit, 1 ten, 1 hundred, 1 thousand.
After labeling the plastic cups, I showed each of them in turn to WJ. Next, I picked up the corresponding tile and said “this is 1 unit, please take it and place it in the unit cup.” I did this for each value.
Then, I took math tiles, several of each value, and placed them unsorted in our wooden tray. Iasked WJ to pick up one tile at a time, say its name, and then place it in the correct cup.
Once he had all the correct tiles in the correct cups, I asked him to empty out one cup at a time and count the tiles by name, “1 unit, 2 units, 3 units” and so on.
WJ really enjoyed this game and he’s much better at differentiating between hundreds and thousands!
If you’d like to recreate this project at home and you don’t already have math tiles, I created this Place Value Printable for you to download and cut out individual tiles. I’d recommend printing on card stock so they can be used again.