Place Value Cupping

Place Value CuppingPlace Value Cupping 2Taken from Jen @jen_aston

Place Value DecimalsTaken from Michael Jacobs @msbjacobs

Activity Idea

Activity:
Find the secret number

Objective:
To assess children’s understanding of number place value

Task:
To find secret number by stacking the cups (with different numbers)

Things needed:
Disposable cups with a number written on each cup
1st cup with a single digit number E.g: 1
2nd cup with a 2-digit number E.g: 30
3rd cup with a 3-digit number E.g: 600
4th cup with a 4-digit number E.g: 2000
and so on with desired place value to be tested…

Pre-requisites:
Able to identify number place value

Procedures:

  1. Cups with the numbers written on them are to be placed randomly on the table.
  2. Given half a minute, the child/children in group has/have to stack the cups to find the missing number.

Lesson extension:
This activity can be proceeded to show children to mechanism of adding numbers (abstract representation of numbers).

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