# Place Value

## The Standard Algorithm for Multidigit Addition and Subtraction in 3 Easy Steps

Are you a 2nd Grade teacher who loses sleep over teaching the standard algorithm for multidigit addition and subtraction? Or a 3rd or 4th grade teacher trying to remediate students…

## Modeling Place Value Relationships

They sometimes say that math is the science of patterns, and maybe nowhere is that more apparent than in our place value system. Unfortunately, we often teach place value at…

## Place Value Models for Young Children

To truly understand place value, students need to not only identify theย place, or position, a digit is sitting in (e.g., the 4 is in the tens place or there are…

## Math Puzzles for the Win!

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? We engage students in algebraic thinking and productive struggle when we use math puzzles! Read about various types of math puzzles you can use…

## Place Value Games

I know that it’s summer, and you might not be thinking about the beginning ofย next school year. But place value is typically one of the first units for many grade…

## Composing and Decomposing Numbers

As a young girl, I briefly took gymnastics lessons. Anybody else? I have to admit that I was not very flexibleโI couldn’t do a smooth backward roll to save my…

## Place Value Choice Board and ‘I Can’ Cards

Working with large numbers really needn’t be difficult for students. It’s all about patterns! You can read more about that here. Once students understand the structure of our number system,…

## Teaching Decimal Place Value So They Remember!

But you’ve learned this! You’ve said this, right? I know I have. We might be teaching, but are the students learning? It’s all about understanding and retention. Using models for…

## Flexibility with Place Value

Just a quick post about place value and how important it is for students to be able to decompose numbers by place value in different ways. Here’s what I mean….