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Introduction to Place Value and Comparing Numbers to 30

In this unit, students are developing a deep understanding of two-digit numbers and using that understanding to read, write, and compare numbers to 30 and count to 120 beginning with any number.  


Common Core Focus:

Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. 

*  Read and write numerals to 30. 

*  Represent number of objects with written numerals. 

*  Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number are made up of tens and ones. 

*  Understand that 10 is a bundle of 10 ones called a “ten.”

*  Understand that the numbers 11–19 are composed of a ten and ones. 

*  Understand that the decade numbers (10, 20, 30, 40 ...) refer to 1, 2, 3, 4 tens and zero ones

*  Compare two 2-digit numbers using various strategies including place value. What's ahead in math?

Identifying and Comparing Values of Coins

In this unit, students will identify pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters by their image, name, or value.  Students will add one cent to the value of any coin and count on using pennies from any coin. Math Workshop Daily, students participate in math workshop. This consists of independent learning stations (BUILD), independent class work, and small group guided teacher instruction. What is BUILD? BUILD learning stations are embedded into math workshop. B = Buddy Games Children work with a partner to play a math game. U = sUper Problem Solving Children work independently to solve word problems in their math journals. I = Independent Children work independently on a math task. L = Learning About Numbers Children work with place value activities. D = Doing Math Children practice skills reinforcing what they have already been taught.