Number and Operations in Base Ten

Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

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This 75-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 4 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-3 and 5. | Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials Grade Level: 4 | |

This page provides examples of 4th Grade Number (Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, and Number Operations-Fractions) activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for the 4th Grade Number Activities listed are in PDF format. | Activity, Game Grade Level: 4 | |

This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about numbers and number sense at the elementary level. | Reference Materials, Community Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about place value at the elementary level. Topics addressed include rounding, estimating, significant digits, and scientific notation. | Community Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This interactive Java applet helps users develop place value concepts involving addition of numbers with 1, 2, 3, or 4 digits. The virtual blocks are manipulated to model regrouping in order to solve addition problems posed by the applet. Users also may create and solve their own problems with whole numbers or up to 3 decimal places. The default of base 10 may be changed to any of the bases 2, 3, 4, or 5. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This interactive Java applet helps users develop place value concepts involving subtraction of numbers with 1, 2, 3, or 4 digits. The virtual blocks are manipulated to model regrouping in order to solve whole number subtraction problems posed by the applet. Users also may create and solve their own problems with whole numbers or with up to 3 decimal places. When creating problems a user may change the default of base 10 to any of the bases 2, 3, 4, or 5. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This interactive Java applet helps students understand place value and regrouping. Base 10 is the default, but users may choose to work in base 2 or 5. A user places (or removes) chips of three colors in three columns to represent numbers of up to three digits. When the number of chips in any column equals the base number, the user can exchange them for a chip in the next column. Similarly a chip of a higher value can be exchanged for the base number of chips of the lower value. The applet can be used to model addition and subtraction with regrouping. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

Students use this interactive Flash applet to practice comparing pairs of numbers and indicating their relationship by using greater than or less than symbols (> or <) to complete number sentences. Three levels provide practice with numbers up to 100, 1000, and 10000. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | |

This unit contains two lessons which help students develop number sense through activities involving collection, representation, and analysis of data. Students also practice reading and writing large numbers and develop estimation skills. In Lesson 1, Every Breath You Take, students estimate the number of breaths taken during a specified time, experiment, and display real-life data. In Lesson 2, Making Your First Millions, students develop the concept of a million by working with smaller numerical units, such as blocks of 10 or 100, and then expanding the idea by multiplication or repeated addition. They analyze situations and identify patterns that will enable them to develop the concept of large numbers. Each lesson includes student activity sheets, an instructional plan, and extensions. | Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This place value and problem solving lesson focuses on forming 3-digit address numbers to meet specific requirement. The lesson provides an opportunity for learners to use the problem-solving strategies of looking for patterns and establishing an organized list. Students also learn that careful reading of information and understanding of mathematical language are important to finding appropriate solutions. | Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5 |