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Describe the relationship of digits in a number using place value concepts

teaches Common Core State Standards 3.2B
teaches Common Core State Standards 4.2B
teaches Common Core State Standards MAFS.4.NBT.1.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8
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Big Ideas: Each place value to the left of another is 10 times greater than the one to the right (e.g., 100 = 10 x 10). This lesson builds on students’ understanding of the relationship between digits in a number. The task helps students understand that digits can represent different amounts depending on the value given to them. In this task, the concept is modeled using money ($1, $10, and $100 bills). Students’ exploration of the concepts in this lesson reinforces current understandings and builds toward future understandings of multiplication/division and measurement conversions. Additionally, this work will set the stage for students’ work with decimal numbers. Vocabulary: digits, numbers, place value Special Materials: play money (optional) base ten blocks (optional)
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