Tagged: Place Value


Decimal line zooming

“Surely 3.12 is a lot bigger than 3.2 because 12 is bigger than 2…!” said one of my students the other day. I do see where students are coming from with this misconception and you can dive into place value and talk about hundredths being smaller than tenths, but another model that I’ve found successful is the “zooming in on...


Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Here is a superb plenary for a lesson about multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. This resource consists of two files. The first is a PowerPoint presentation that runs a game of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. The Second is an Excel Document that gives pupils a worksheet to record their successes and failures on. A nice...


A kinaesthetic resource for multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000

Talking about digits moving one column to the left when you multiply by 10 is certainly conceptually better than talking about moving the decimal point, but some pupils seem to find this difficult to grasp. To help out I’ve made this kinaesthetic resource for multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. The idea is you laminate all the sheets first then...