Understand Place Value Math Games
In this series of games, your students will learn that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left. The Understand Place Value learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 5.NBT.A.1 as written in the common core national math standards.
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In the base 10 system, the value of each place is 10 times the value of the place to the immediate right. In the base 10 system, the value of each place is 1/10 the value of the place to the immediate left. Multiplying by 10 moves the multiplicand one place to the left. If it is a single-digit number, then the imagined 0’s are placed in the ones place. Dividing by 10 moves the multiplicand one place to the right. 10 tens = 1 hundred but 10 tenths does not equal one hundredth. Use visuals with 1/10 the partitioned squares and 1/100 partitioned square models. One-tenth and one hundredth refer to that fraction of one whole, not the entire number.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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