In previous lessons, students represented three-digit numbers by recording how many of each unit (for example, 357 as 3 hundreds, 5 tens, 7 ones). They also connected representations of a number using the fewest number of base-ten blocks to the value of the digits in three-digit numbers.
In this lesson, students extend their understanding of ways to express the value of the digits in three-digit numbers to include expanded form. They represent three-digit numbers as the sum of the value of each digit (for example, \(357 = 300 + 50 + 7\)).
- Action and Expression
- Read, write, and represent three-digit numbers using base-ten numerals and expanded form.
- Let’s represent three-digit numbers as a sum of the value of each digit.
- Each group of 2 needs 3 number cubes.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
As students represented numbers in expanded form and as three-digit numbers, what evidence did you see that they understand place value?
- Greatest of Them All (1–5), Stage 1: Two-digit Numbers (Supporting)
- Mystery Number (1–4), Stage 1: Two-digit Numbers (Supporting)
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