Lesson Plan

Place Value Hop

Your students will “hop their way” into understanding place value with this fun and active game! In this lesson, they will learn that changing the order of the digits in a number changes its value.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Understanding Place Value pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Understanding Place Value pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify different place value digits within a number.

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

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Explain to the students that today they will be exploring place value.
  • Define place value as the amount each digit in a number represents.
  • Ask a student to come up with a two-digit number. Write the number, but purposely put the digit that should be in the ones place in the tens place and the digit that should be in the tens place in the ones place.
  • Ask the students to stand up if they believe you wrote the number correctly. Call on a student to explain the mistake you made, and encourage them to use the place value blocks to show the mistake.
  • Explain to the students that when they switch the digits around in a number, the value of the number changes.
  • Tell the students that today they will play Place Value Hop to change a number's value by changing the placement of the digits in the number.

Beginning

  • Define vocabulary words in English and student's home language (L1).
  • Allow students to define place value in their L1, if possible.

Intermediate

  • Have students think-pair-share the definition of place value in their own words.
  • Provide students with a sentence frame to support them as they explain the mistake you made, such as:
    • ________ should be in the ones place and ________ should be in the tens place. The number you wrote is ________ and you need to write ________.