If you want to learn more about this fun, motivational game,
head over to my blog post from July 29th.
After Math Facts Baseball, we begin our first math unit: Place Value. By this time, I've figured out which students in my class need to stay with basic level mathematics and which are ready for a challenge. Two sets of parallel activities and worksheets - - - one set reaching to 999,999 and the other to 999,999,999 - - - allow me to differentiate appropriately.
(Use a little Beyonce to teach this lesson.
The first topic is reading large numbers, which is easy if you break it down into periods.
Several years ago, I shared detailed ideas for teaching place value in my blog. If you'd like to read more, simply click on a topic:
Place value is the key to our number system and an essential building block for working with numbers in base ten. Once we get this down, the rest of the year is a snap! ;- )
P.S. Would you like a free PowerPoint presentation that explains how I start the year in mathematics? Click here!