Place Value: Multi-digit Whole Numbers & Decimals Through the Thousandths Place
5th Grade• Half Day Lesson Plan
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Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Place Value, Multi-digit Whole Numbers and Decimals Through the Thousandths Place, 10x the Value, 1/10 the Value
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper (3 pieces per student), pencil, crayons, deck of playing cards -or- number cards -or- index cards (30-40 per group to create their own number cards), document camera/whiteboard
Printable Resources: Optional: printable "Exit Slips" as an assessment component (1 copy per student); Optional: printable student game directions (1 copy per group)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers and Operations in Base Ten: place value understanding of multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to the thousandths place. Students will learn key place value vocabulary, take helpful notes for reference, complete independent practice of concepts and play a game to reinforce the concept of 10x the value and 1/10 the value.
Segment 1: students will recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 what it represents in the place to the left.
Segment 2: students will identify the value of a number with relation to other places.
Segment 3: students will demonstrate their understanding of the above-mentioned concepts through playing a card game in pairs or small groups.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.