Lesson Plan

All About Three-Digit Numbers

Students will get to explore three-digit numbers through base-ten blocks and written form. Students will get plenty of practice identifying the place values of a number both individually and with the class.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to read and write three-digit numbers using base-ten blocks and written form.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Place Value Mat: Three-Digit Numbers
  • Ask students to put their thumbs up if they have ever been shopping and looked at new bikes or scooters.
  • Show students the example price tag or project the image on the whiteboard. Challenge students to tell their elbow partner the number listed on the price tag.
  • Continue by explaining that bikes and scooters are sometimes a lot of money, or expensive. Tell the students that the number on the price tag is a three-digit number, and today you will learn about them.
  • Explain the learning objective for today by explaining to students that they are going to learn how to write and read three-digit numbers using base-ten blocks for support.

Beginning

  • Show students a visual of a bike and scooter to provide context.
  • Encourage students to say "yes" or "no" as opposed to putting a thumb up.

Intermediate

  • Provide sentence stems/frames to support students in discussing their ideas with their partner, such as:
    • I saw a ________ (bike/scooter) at ________ (name of store).
    • The number on the price tag is ________.

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second grade
Subject Math