Teaching Place Value to Fifth Graders

One of the hardest concepts to teach in fifth grade is the value of places. See the standard below.
5.NBT.1 Recognize 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. 

This standard takes the previously taught fourth grade standard a bit deeper. Understanding this standard is really important as it prepares students to understand the meaning of exponents.

Standard to review before you teach 5.NBT.1:

4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

-prepares students for understanding how numbers can increase (and decrease) by 10 and 1/10

This back to school place value review can help you review the fourth grade concepts while preparing students' thinking for the fifth grade standard. Students will look at the value of an underlined and circle digit and will compare how much smaller/larger they are.


This skill practice sheet is a great way for students to review this fourth grade math skill and prepare them for understanding 5.NBT.1. (Grab it for free down below!)

Resources:

How Many Times (Arrows & Task Cards for Place Value 4.NBT.1 and 5.NBT.1)
5th Grade Guided Math Place Value

Free Download:

5th Grade Place Value Review


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This free place value review helps prepare fifth graders for understanding exponents. Use it to review concepts taught in fourth grade as you prepare them for the deeper understanding they will encounter in fifth grade. 5.NBT.1 4.NBT.1


Teaching Place Value to Fourth Graders

Most teachers are able to jump right into place value at the beginning of the year with their fourth graders without much review. The standard 4.NBT.2 is a deeper level of understanding (and uses much larger numbers) from the second grade NBT standards. The skills of using base ten blocks, writing numbers in different forms, and comparing numbers is much the same.

However, one of the hardest concepts to teach in fourth grade is the value of places. See the standard below.
4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

Standard to review before you teach 4.NBT.1:


3.NBT.3 Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations
-prepares students for understanding how numbers can increase (and decrease) ten times.

Not only is it important for students to understand multiplying by ten means ten times more and dividing by ten means ten times less, but students also need to understand the value of the digit has changed. Having a solid understanding of this in fourth grade will help prepare students for more difficult skills and concepts, such as exponents, that come in later grades.


This skill practice sheet is a great way for students to review this third grade math skill and prepare them for understanding 4.NBT.1. (Grab it for free down below!)

Resources:

How Many Times (Arrows & Task Cards for Place Value 4.NBT.1 and 5.NBT.1)
4th Grade Guided Math Place Value

Free Download:

4th Grade Place Value Review



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Scroll down to take a look at some of what is included in this 130 page Structure and Properties of Matter unit. This unit aligns to NGSS* 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2, 2-PS1-3, and 2-PS1-4.
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Structure and Properties of Matter

Here's a tiny bit of what's included.
 This unit focuses on the different types of matter, properties of matter, heating and cooling changes, as well as building objects from a set of pieces.

Photo posters are included for each topic to visually support learning.
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There are also non-fiction mini books throughout the unit, as well as interactive notebook activities. The unit also includes some non-fiction passages, and plenty of hands on science activities!



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2nd Grade NGSS unit on structure and properties of matter. Students will learn about solids, liquids, and gases, as well as the properties of matter. Students will also learn about building objects from a set of pieces and heating and cooling changes that are reversible and nonreversible. There are mini books, posters, vocabulary, interactive notebook pieces, and many hands on science activities to keep students engaged in their learning.



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Teaching Place Value to Third Graders


When you think of place value, you probably think of base ten blocks, expanded form, and written form. Place value skills, like these, are not a concept specifically taught in third grade (Common Core). However, it can be hard to jump into the school year without having reviewed various place value concepts taught in previous grades. But, you don't want to simply teach these place value concepts again. It is important to review them with a purpose.

Standards to review right away:

2.NBT.1 Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent the amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones
-prepares students for adding and subtracting, as well as rounding three-digit numbers to the nearest ten and hundred

Students simply understanding what the digits represent is not enough for third grade. Third graders must understand adding and taking away a ten or hundred from a number. What order do the tens fall in? For example: If you gave students the number 316, could they tell you what tens the number fell between? Could they tell you what hundreds it fell between? Understanding this will help third graders have success with rounding. After all, we don't want to simply teach students a rhyme for rounding. We want them to have an understanding of why numbers round where they do. Can students plot a number on a number line if given the first number of the number line? This skill is imperative for rounding.

The skill practice sheet is great for reviewing second grade math skills and getting students ready for rounding. (Grab it for free down below)


2.NBT.2 Count within 1,000; skip count by 5's, 10's and 100's
-sets up a strong foundation for arithmetic patterns (3.OA.9) and multiplication

Skip counting is more than just being able to rattle off 5, 10, 15, 20, etc... It helps students understand arithmetic patterns. It also helps students quickly memorize their multiplication facts.

Free downloads:

Skip Counting Field Day
Place Value Review for Incoming Third Graders

Resources:

3rd Grade Guided Math Rounding
3rd Grade Back to School Math Review
3rd Grade Guided Math Multiplication Basics
3rd Grade Guided Math Multiplication and Division Applications 
Skip Counting Photo Puzzles


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It is important to review second grade place value skills with a purpose to prepare third graders for the standards they will be taught. Instead of simply reviewing hundreds, tens, and ones, use this free download to help prepare your students for rounding!

Learn even more about teaching rounding to third graders in this post!
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