ALEX Learning Activity


Name That Place! Place Value of a Number

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Stacy Serls Skanes
System:Montgomery County
School:Garrett Elementary School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1478
Name That Place! Place Value of a Number
Digital Tool/Resource:
Place Value Lesson video
Web Address – URL:

This YouTube video will allow students to learn how to find the value of a number in the ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands using place value.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: 2
5 ) Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases: [2-NBT1]

a. 100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens, called a "hundred." [2-NBT1a]

b. The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones). [2-NBT1b]

NAEP Framework
NAEP Statement::
4NPO1a: Identify place value and actual value of digits in whole numbers.

NAEP Statement::
4NPO1c: Compose or decompose whole quantities by place value (e.g., write whole numbers in expanded notation using place value: 342 = 300 + 40 + 2).

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.2.5- Recognize and represent numbers up to 30 with sets of tens and ones (objects, columns, arrays).

Learning Objectives:

Students will understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent the amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones. 

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

The students will watch the video about place value.

After viewing the video the students will analyze how to use hundreds, tens, and ones blocks to show understanding of knowing the value of a number.

The teacher will place a number on the board and the students are to build the number using the blocks.

After they complete the task they will show what they remember by completing a written assignment on place values. 

Assessment Strategies:

Students will be assessed based on their ability to apply their knowledge of place value in a chart to place value in word form and standard numbers.    

Advanced Preparation:

The teacher should make sure that they have the video already up and paused to play to avoid any interruptions.

The teacher should gather place value blocks for each student. 

Variation Tips (optional):
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: hundreds, ones, place value, tens