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Representing Numbers in Different Forms

Learning Style Addressed: Visual, Kinesthetic

Multiple Intelligence: Visual/Spatial, Logical/Mathematical, Bodily/Kinesthetic

Standards: 1.NBT.1, 1.NBT.2, 1.NBT.3, 2.NBT.1, 2.NBT.3, 3.NBT.2

Overview: Students demonstrate different representations of numbers in pictures, words, and standard form.

Objective: Students model, read, and write one through four digit numbers in standard notation, expanded notation (pictures) and words.

Lesson: Give students a number to represent.  Request that students model the number in at least 4 different ways.  Students can represent the number in standard notation (1,234), show the number using base 10 blocks, write the number using words and show the number in expanded notation (1,000 + 200 + 30 +4).

Digitized: Ask students to take a picture of their physical representation of the number.  Students can use a drawing app (like Doodle Buddy) to write the standard notation, words, and expanded notation on the picture.  Students can collect these pictures as evidence of Numbers and Operations in Base Ten.

Materials Needed: Base Ten blocks, Doodle Buddy app, camera

Source: Kelly Tenkely


Founder and administrator of Anastasis Academy, architect of learning. Founder of the Learning Genome Project.

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