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Getting to Base 10
Students compare and contrast number systems from around the world. They study the decimal system to design and create their own base 10 sticks. Afterward, they use base 10 sticks to solve various addition and subtraction problems.
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Understanding Long Division: Whole Numbers
Smoothly transition your class into using the long division algorithm with this hands-on math instructional activity. Working in pairs, young mathematicians practice using base ten blocks or play money to model division by single-digit...
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Ten-Frames – A Games Approach to Number Sense
"How can you help students visualize numbers in a way that is compatible with our base-ten number system?" The answer is simple: use ten-frames. Whether they're being used as a part of classroom routines or as instructional tools, this...
K - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Activities that Build Number Sense
Have fun while building the number sense of young mathematicians with this list of ten-frame learning games. From developing cardinality and counting skills to learning place value and basic addition strategies, ten-frames are excellent...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Place Value - Butterflies Floating Place to Place
Learn about butterflies and place value in a series of interdisciplinary lessons! With several worksheets that reference butterfly facts in word problems, kids can practice science and math in one activity. Additional worksheets are...
3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Area Model of Multiplication Using Base 10 Manipulatives
Explore two-digit multiplication with your class as they work in groups to build models of two-digit multiplication using base 10 manipulatives. They construct rectangles replacing standard numbers with equivalent place values using the...
3rd - 5th Math