# Georgia Standards of Excellence Curriculum Frameworks - GSE Fourth Grade Unit 1: Whole Numbers, Place Value, and Rounding

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Curriculum Frameworks

Unit 1: Whole Numbers, Place Value, and
Rounding

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Unit 1: WHOLE NUMBERS, PLACE VALUE, AND ROUNDING

Overview…………………………………………………………………………………..3

Standards for Mathematical Practice………………………………………………………3

Standards for Mathematical Content……………………………………………………....4

Big Ideas…………………………………………………………………………………...5

Essential Questions for the Unit…………………………………………………………...5

Concepts & Skills to Maintain…………………………………………………………….5

Strategies for Teaching and Learning……………………………………………………..6

Selected Terms and Symbols……………………………………………………………...6

Intervention Table……………………………………………………………..………….11

Formative Assessment Lessons…………………………………………………………..12

● What Comes Next?.................................................................................................13
● Relative Value of Places………………………………………………………….17
● Number Scramble………………………………………………………………...23
● Super Bowl Numbers…………………………………………………………….27
● Ordering and Comparing Numbers……………………………….……………...33
● NFL Salaries………………………………………………………………….…..38
● Nice Numbers………………………………………………………………….…46
● Estimation as a Check……………………………………………………….……50
● Making Sense of the Algorithm……………………………………………….….54
● Reality Checking………………………………………………………………....58
● Culminating Task: It’s in the Numbers!...............................................................66
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OVERVIEW

In this unit students will:
●        read numbers correctly through the millions
●        write numbers correctly through millions in standard form
●        write numbers correctly through millions in expanded form
●        identify the place value name for multi-digit whole numbers
●        identify the place value locations for multi-digit whole numbers
●        round multi-digit whole numbers to any place
●        fluently solve multi-digit addition and subtraction problems using the standard
algorithm
●        solve multi-step problems using the four operations

Although the units in this instructional framework emphasize key standards and big ideas at specific
times of the year, routine topics such as estimation, mental computation, and basic computation
facts should be addressed on an ongoing basis. The first unit should establish these routines,
allowing students to gradually enhance their understanding of the concept of number and to develop
computational proficiency.

To assure that this unit is taught with the appropriate emphasis, depth, and rigor, it is important that
the tasks listed under “Big Ideas” be reviewed early in the planning process. A variety of resources
should be utilized to supplement the tasks in this unit. The tasks in these units illustrate the types of
learning activities that should be utilized from a variety of sources.

For more detailed information about unpacking the content standards, unpacking a task, math
routines and rituals, maintenance activities and more, please refer to the Grade Level Curriculum

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE

This section provides examples of learning experiences for this unit that support the development of
the proficiencies described in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. These proficiencies
correspond to those developed through the Literacy Standards. The statements provided offer a few
examples of connections between the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Content
Standards of this unit. This list is not exhaustive and will hopefully prompt further reflection and
discussion.

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Students make sense of problems
involving place value and rounding in computation.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Students demonstrate abstract reasoning about
relative size of numbers.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Students construct and
critique arguments regarding number strategies including addition and subtraction or
rounding strategies.
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4. Model with mathematics. Students use base ten materials to demonstrate understanding of
a multi-digit whole number.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically. Students select and use tools such as place value charts
and base ten materials to identify patterns within the base ten system.

6. Attend to precision. Students attend to the language of real-world situations to determine if

7. Look for and make use of structure. Students relate the structure of the base ten system to
recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what
it represents in the place to its right.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Students relate the structure of
the base ten system to explain that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place
represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

***Mathematical Practices 1 and 6 should be evident in EVERY lesson. ***

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT

Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
MGSE4.OA.3 Solve multistep word problems with whole numbers and having whole-number
answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted.
Represent these problems using equations with a symbol or letter standing for the unknown
quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies
including rounding.

Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
MGSE4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in any one place represents
ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by
applying concepts of place value and division.

MGSE4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number
names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in
each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

MGSE4.NBT.3 Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
MGSE4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to
a smaller unit.
MGSE4.MD.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of
time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions
or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a
smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that
feature a measurement scale.
BIG IDEAS
● The value of a number is determined by the place of its digits.
● Using rounding is an appropriate estimation strategy for solving problems and estimating.
● Rounded numbers are approximate and not exact. Exact answers can be rounded to
different place values.
● A number can be written using digits in standard form, word, or expanded form.
● Larger numbers can be compared using the place value of the digits within the numbers.
The relationship between the two numbers can be expressed using the symbols >,```
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Fluency: Procedural fluency is defined as skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately,
efficiently, and appropriately. Fluent problem solving does not necessarily mean solving problems
within a certain time limit, though there are reasonable limits on how long computation should take.
Fluency is based on a deep understanding of quantity and number.

Deep Understanding: Teachers teach more than simply “how to get the answer” and instead
support students’ ability to access concepts from a number of perspectives. Therefore, students are
able to see math as more than a set of mnemonics or discrete procedures. Students demonstrate deep
conceptual understanding of foundational mathematics concepts by applying them to new
situations, as well as writing and speaking about their understanding.

Memorization: The rapid recall of arithmetic facts or mathematical procedures. Memorization is
often confused with fluency and automaticity. Fluency implies a much richer kind of mathematical
knowledge and experience.
Number Sense: Students consider the context of a problem, look at the numbers in a problem,
make a decision about which strategy would be most efficient in each particular problem. Number
sense is not a deep understanding of a single strategy, but rather the ability to think flexibly between
a variety of strategies in context.
Fluent students:
● flexibly use a combination of deep understanding, number sense, and memorization.
● are fluent in the necessary baseline functions in mathematics so that they are able to spend
their thinking and processing time unpacking problems and making meaning from them.
● are able to articulate their reasoning.
● find solutions through a number of different paths.

For more about fluency, see: http://www.youcubed.org/wp-

STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

● Students should be actively engaged by developing their own understanding.
● Mathematics should be represented in as many ways as possible using graphs, tables,
pictures, symbols, and words.
● Appropriate manipulatives and technology should be used to enhance student learning.
● Students should be given opportunities to revise their work based on teacher and peer
feedback, as well as metacognition, which includes self-assessment and reflection.
● Students should write about the mathematical ideas and concepts they are learning.

SELECTED TERMS AND SYMBOLS
Note – At the elementary level, different sources use different definitions. Please preview any
website for alignment to the definitions given in the frameworks. The glossary of mathematical
terms and it can be found at:

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http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/mathematics-glossary/glossary. The terms below are
for teacher reference only and are not to be memorized by the students.

●       algorithm
●       digits
●       estimate
●       expanded form
●       numbers
●       numerals
●       period
●       place value
●       rounding

The following tasks represent the level of depth, rigor, and complexity expected of all fourth grade
students. These tasks or tasks of similar depth and rigor should be used to demonstrate evidence of
learning. It is important that all elements of a task be addressed throughout the learning process so
that students understand what is expected of them. While some tasks are identified as a performance
tasks, they also may be used for teaching and learning.

Constructing Task         Constructing understanding through deep/rich contextualized problem-
concepts.
Performance Task          Tasks, which may be a formative or summative assessment, that checks
for student understanding/misunderstanding and or progress toward the
standard/learning goals at different points during a unit of instruction.
Culminating Task          Designed to require students to use several concepts learned during the
unit to answer a new or unique situation. Allows students to give
evidence of their own understanding toward the mastery of the standard
and requires them to extend their chain of mathematical reasoning.
Intervention Table        The Intervention Table provides links to interventions specific to this
unit. The interventions support students and teachers in filling
foundational gaps revealed as students work through the unit. All listed
interventions are from New Zealand’s Numeracy Project.
Formative                 Lessons that support teachers in formative assessment which both
Assessment Lesson         reveal and develop students’ understanding of key mathematical ideas
(FAL)                     and applications. These lessons enable teachers and students to
monitor in more detail their progress towards the targets of the
standards.
CTE Classroom             Designed to demonstrate how the Career and Technical Education
Tasks                     knowledge and skills can be integrated. The tasks provide teachers with
realistic applications that combine mathematics and CTE content.

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distinct parts: an engaging and perplexing Act One, an information and
solution seeking Act Two, and a solution discussion and solution
georgiastandards.org.

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Strategy

Scaffolding Task           Relative size of numbers                  MGSE4.NBT. 1              Students work with base ten
Partner/Small Group Task                                                                          materials to experience that a
What Comes Next?                                                                                                       place value in a number is ten
times more than the digit to its
right.

Constructing Task           Relative size of numbers                  MGSE4.NBT.2             Students work with dotty array
Partner/ Small Group                                                   MGSE4.NBT. 1             pieces to understand patterns
Relative Value of             Task                                                                                     within the base-ten number
Places                                                                                                           system. Students solve place
value problems to show
understanding of the patterns
learned.

Practice Task            Making and Naming                          MGSE4.NBT.2             Students create numbers given
Number Scramble      Individual/Partner Task       Large Numbers                                                    specific directions and write those
numbers in standard, word and
expanded form.

3 Act Task             Comparing Multi-Digit                      MGSE4.NBT.2              Students make connections
Super Bowl         Individual/Partner Task       Numbers, Adding Multi-                     MGSE4.NBT.4             between the base-ten number
Numbers                                         digit Numbers                                                     system and the Roman Numeral
number system.

Practice Task            Ordering Larger Numbers                    MGSE4.NBT.2              Students order and compare
Ordering and        Individual/Partner Task                                                                          numbers through a dice game
Comparing Numbers                                                                                                           played with a partner.

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3 Act Task              Comparing Multi-Digit                      MGSE4.OA.3              Students compare salaries of
NFL Salaries                                          digit Numbers                                                        certain players are paid a
particular amount of money.
Constructing Task            Rounding, Four                             MGSE4.OA.3            Students apply rounding concepts
Partner/Small group Task        Operations                                 MGSE4.NBT.4             to find estimated solutions to
Nice Numbers                                                                                      MGSE4.NBT.3                    word problems.
MGSE4.MD.2

Estimation as a         Individual/ Partner Task       Subtracting multi-digit                    MGSE4.NBT.3                     to problems.
Check                                              numbers

Individual/Partner Task        multi-digit numbers                                               that are used for given problems
Algorithm                                                                                                                   of procedures within the
subtraction standard algorithm.

Reality Checking         Individual/ Partner Task       Subtracting and                            MGSE4.NBT.4           addition and subtraction standard
Rounding multi-digit                       MGSE4.NBT.3            algorithm in order to balance a
numbers                                    MGSE4.MD.2                  mock check registry.

It’s in the Numbers           Individual Task            Estimation with Whole                      MGSE4.NBT.2            populations in the U.S. to draw
Numbers                                    MGSE4.NBT.3             conclusions about why people
MGSE4.MD.2             choose to live in certain regions
of the country.

Should you need further support for this unit, please view the appropriate unit webinar at:
https://www.georgiastandards.org/Archives/Pages/default.aspx
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INTERVENTION TABLE
The Intervention Table below provides links to interventions specific to this unit. The interventions support students and teachers in filling
foundational gaps revealed as students work through the unit. All listed interventions are from New Zealand’s Numeracy Project.

Name of
Cluster of Standards                                      Snapshot of summary or Student I can statement. . .                 Materials Master
Intervention
Identify all of the numbers in the range 0-
Arrow Cards                                                                                   MM 4-14
Generalize place value                                                          1,000,000.
understanding for multi-digit whole                                  Identify all of the numbers in the range 0-
Number Hangman
numbers.                                                                  1,000,000.
MGSE4.NBT.1                                                 Identify all of the numbers in the range 0-                         MM 4-1
Place Value Houses
MGSE4.NBT.2                                                                  1,000,000.                                         MM 4-11
MGSE4.NBT.3                   Rocket-Where Will           Order whole numbers in the range 0-1,000,000.
I Fit?
When One Number               Solve addition and subtraction problems by
is Near a Hundred                  compensating with tidy numbers.
Use place value understanding and      Checking Addition                                                                                 MM 8-1
Solve addition and subtraction problems by using
properties of operations to perform    and Subtraction by                                                                     *Only use problems with a focus
place value.
multi-digit arithmetic.              Estimation                                                                          on whole number computation
MGSE4.NBT.4                                                Solve addition and subtraction problems using
Mental or Written?                                                                               MM 5-13
decomposition, leading to a written algorithm.
A Standard Written           Solve addition and subtraction problems using

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FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT LESSONS (FALS)
Formative Assessment Lessons are designed for teachers to use in order to target specific
strengths and weaknesses in their students’ mathematical thinking in different areas. A Formative
Assessment Lesson (FAL) includes a short task that is designed to target mathematical areas
specific to a range of tasks from the unit. Teachers should give the task in advance of the delineated
tasks and the teacher should use the information from the assessment task to differentiate the
material to fit the needs of the students. The initial task should not be graded. It is to be used to
guide instruction.
Teachers may use the following Formative Assessment Lessons (FALS) Chart to help them
determine the areas of strengths and weaknesses of their students in particular areas within the unit.

Assessments          (Supporting                                                   (Use before and after these tasks)
Lesson
Included)

Ordering 4-digit                           Ordering Larger Numbers               What Comes Next
Numbers                                                                          Build 1,000
Relative Value of Places
Number Scramble
Ticket Master

To Regroup or Not                          Using the Addition                    Nice Numbers
to Regroup                                 Algorithm                             Estimation as a Check
Making sense of an Algorithm
Reality Checking

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(Adapted from Teaching Student Centered Mathematics Volume 2)

about place value and number sense.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT

MGSE4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in any one place represents
ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by
applying concepts of place value and division.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

value and number sense. The strategies they use to solve the problem demonstrate students'
understanding about a number of concepts including place value, grouping, computation, number
sense, patterns, and mathematical communication.

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

Two important ideas developed for three-digit numbers should be extended to larger
numbers. First, the grouping idea should be generalized. That is, ten in any position makes a single
thing (group) in the next position, and vice versa. Second, the oral and written patterns for numbers
in three digits are duplicated in a clever way for every three digits to the left. These two related
ideas are not as easy for students to understand as adults seem to believe. Because models for large
numbers are often difficult to demonstrate or visualize, textbooks frequently deal with these ideas in
a predominantly symbolic manner. That is not sufficient! (Van de Walle, page 47-48)

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

●   How does our base ten number system work?
●   How does understanding the base-ten number system help us add and subtract?

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MATERIALS

●   base-ten blocks
●   base ten materials grid #14 from wps.ablongman.com:
http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/3464/3547873/blackline_masters/BLM_14.pd
f

GROUPING

Students work in groups or pairs.

NUMBER TALKS

In the Fourth Grade Curriculum Overview, the importance of giving students opportunities to
mentally compute and explain computational strategies is discussed. Number Talks is an excellent
way to do this. 5 to 15 minutes each day is dedicated to students sharing the ownership of
determining whether answers are accurate, and given the expectation of thinking through all
solutions and strategies carefully (Parrish, 2010). During the Number Talk, the teacher is not the
definitive authority. The teacher is the facilitator and is listening and learning for and from the
students’ natural mathematical thinking. The teacher gives a problem on the board in whole group
or small group setting. The students mentally solve the problem and share with the whole group
HOW they arrived at their answer. They must justify and defend their answer and their thinking.
The teacher simply records the students’ thinking and poses extended questions to draw out deeper
understanding for all. To let the teacher know they are ready, they make a fist and place it on their
chest. If they have two strategies to share, they place two fingers on their chest and so on.

Some lessons lend themselves to Number Talks better than others. You may modify/change them
based on the needs of your students. Number Talks suggestions are included in tasks where
appropriate.

Throughout the year, you will be incorporating Number Talks into your daily mathematical
discussions. Number Talks is based on the premise of mental computations which means students
will rely heavily on place value knowledge and understanding. The following task will cause
the students to focus on number relationships and use these relationships to develop efficient,
flexible strategies with accuracy (Parrish, page 13). It is important for students to realize that the
number system does have a logical structure, is not totally arbitrary, and can be understood (Van de
Walle, page 166).

Students will be able to compose or make large numbers up to 1000 using base 10. This
task will aid the students in their conceptual understanding of composing numbers which will later
lead to them decomposing numbers when doing expanded notation and calculating mentally during
the computation of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This lesson by Van de Walle
is full of rigor for the student and teacher and worth the conceptual understanding of a
number.
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● Students will use paper models of base-ten strips and squares to complete this activity. (See
the attached website in the “Materials” section of the lesson to download the Blackline
Master.)
● After passing out the materials, ask students, “What piece of the base ten materials can be
used to represent one?” (The unit or ones piece is a one cm square and can be used to
represent one.)
● Then ask students, “What is next?” Discuss with students that ten centimeter squares can be
grouped to make the tens piece. The tens piece is a 10 cm by 1 cm strip.
● Ask students again, “What is next?” Discuss with students that ten strips that are 10 cm by
1 cm can be grouped together to form the hundreds piece. The hundreds piece is a 10 cm by
10 cm square.
● Again, pose the question, “What is next?” Allow students to turn and talk with a partner
about what can be made next and how it will be made. (Placing ten 10 cm by 10 cm squares
together is ten hundreds, or a thousand.) Ask students, “What shape would a thousand be?”
Tape together a long strip made of ten paper hundreds squares.
● Continue the discussion by asking students, “What comes next?” Reinforce the idea of ten
making one that has progressed to this point. Ten thousand strips would make a square
measuring one meter on each side making a paper 10,000 model.
● As the class figures out the shape of each piece, continue to pose the question, “What comes
next?”
● Let small groups work on the dimensions on a 100,000 piece. Ten ten-thousand squares
(100,000) go together to make a huge strip. Draw this strip on a long sheet or roll of paper,
and mark off the 10 squares that make it. It may be necessary to go out in the hall.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

● What’s a consistent pattern seen as the place values are being built?
● What is the meaning of the phrase “base ten” as a digit progresses from right to left in a
larger number?
● Could there be another base besides 10? Justify or defend your thinking.

DIFFERENTIATION

Extension
● Collections- As a class or grade-level project, collect some type of object with the objective
of reaching some specific quantity-for example, 1,000 or 10,000 buttons, walnuts, old
pencils, jar lids, pieces of junk mail, soup labels, or cereal box tops.
● Illustrations- Sometimes it is easier to create large amounts. For example, start a project
where students draw 100, 200 or even 500 dots on a sheet of paper.
● Allow students to use rulers to create the squares and rectangles in the activity. Students can
draw the squares and rectangles on a large piece of chart or bulletin board paper.

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Intervention
● Using the base ten blocks, the students could build a number and have a peer determine
what number was created and orally give the value of each place contingent upon the
blocks.

Intervention Table

TECHNOLOGY

● http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L367 Use this resource as a follow-up
lesson to extend place value understanding.
● http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-us/Resources/Item/109644/place-value-through-100-
000 A lesson for your ActivSlate or SmartBoard to reinforce basic place value ideas through
100,000.
● http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/number-pieces/ This resource allows students
to manipulate base ten blocks virtually.

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Adapted from Relative Value of Places, NZMaths, Adding, Subtraction and Place Value

TASK CONTENT: In this task, students will explore patterns in the base-ten system.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT

MGSE4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in any one place represents
ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by
applying concepts of place value and division.

MGSE4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number
names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in
each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE TO BE EMPHASIZED

2.   Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
4.   Model with mathematics
6.   Attend to precision.
7.   Look for and make use of structure.

BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

Students unfamiliar with dotty arrays will need to become familiar with the representation of 1, 10,
100, 1 000, and so on as arrays of single dots. This will help them to recognize the relative value of
the places.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

●   What conclusions can I make about the places within our base ten number system?
●   What happens to a digit when multiplied and divided by 10?
●   What effect does the location of a digit have on the value of the digit?

MATERIALS

●   Large dot arrays

GROUPING

Partner or small group

NUMBER TALKS

In her book, Number Talks, Sherry Parrish discusses the importance of place value. She states,
“...the true test of whether students understand place value is if they can apply their understanding
in computation.” This lesson helps students understand what happens to numbers when they are
multiplied or divided by 10. Students can begin using this skill to write numbers in expanded form
and begin applying those skills to multiplying partial products.

● Ask ten students to make a two-digit number, e.g., 37, using the dotty array pieces.
● Pose this problem: “Imagine there are ten students and they each have 37
marbles/apples/dollars.” Put the sets of 37 into a central space.
● Ask students, “How many dots is that altogether?” Some students are likely to have
symbolic algorithms, such as “add a zero,” that enable them to get an answer of 370.
Examine the actions on materials that explain the use of zero as a placeholder. For example:

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● Using a place value chart, connect 37 with the result of 10 x 37:

Ten Thousands        Thousands               Hundreds                  Tens                  Ones

3                     7

3                         7                     0

Students should notice that the digits have shifted one place to the left. Discuss with
students and ask students, “Would the digits shift to the left again if we tried another
problem?”
● Pose several other problems where ten students make numbers with dot array parts and look
at the combined product. For each example, separate the place values to see what
contribution they make to the whole product, and write the number and it’s ten times
equivalent on the place value chart.

● Further challenge the students by making a two-digit number and posing problems such as,
“Imagine that one hundred students had 42 marbles/apples/dollars each. How many would
that be in total?”
● Ask students how this might be modeled. In these cases, each of the ten students will need
to create each number ten times. This is a useful generalization that shows that ten times ten
times of any number is one hundred times that number.
● Transfer the focus to dividing by ten and by one hundred. Begin with a four-digit number
like 3,800 (zero in the tens and ones places). Make this number with dot array pieces. Pose
this problem: “I have 3,800 marbles and I am going to share them equally among all ten of
you. How many marbles will you get each?” Ask the students to predict the result of the
sharing, and then confirm it by modeling with the materials.
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● The result of dividing 3,800 by ten can be shown on a place value chart as:

Ten Thousands        Thousands               Hundreds                  Tens                  Ones

3                       8                         0                     0

3                         8                     0

● The symbolic effect of dividing by ten is to shift the digits of the dividend (3,800) one place
to the right. Ask the students to predict what the result would be if they shared 3,800 into
one hundred equal sets. Expect them to realize that the shares would be one-tenth of 380,
which is 38. This may need to be acted out by cutting the 3 hundreds in 30 tens and the 8
tens into 80 ones so the tenth shares can be established. Use the place chart to connect 3,800
and the result of 3,800 ÷ 100 = 38. In this case, the symbolic effect is a two-place shift to the
right.
● Pose problems like these below, expecting the students to reason the answers using place
value understanding, not through the use of multiplication. The students must be able to
justify their answers by explaining what occurs with the quantities involved.

1. 100 boxes of 376 coins (37,600)
2. 10 boxes of 376 coins (3,760)
3. 960 skittles shared among 10 people (96)
4. 960 skittles shared among 1 people (960)
5. 10 sets of 40 pencils (400)
6. 100 sets of 40 pencils (4,000)
7. 1000 sets of 40 pencils (40,000)
8. 4,300 movie tickets shared among 100 people (43)
9. 4,300 movie tickets shared among 10 people (430)
10.       1,000 sets of 56 marbles (56,000)
11.       10,000 sets of 56 marbles (560,000)

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

● What happens to the value of the digit in the ones place when the number is multiplied by
10?
● What happens to the value of the digit in the tens place when the number is divided by 10?
● What can be concluded about the value of a digit in the ones place compared to the value of
that same digit in the tens place? What about the tens place and hundreds place? What
about the hundreds place and thousands place?
● Which number is larger 960 or 96? How do you know? Why?

DIFFERENTIATION

Extension
● Have students explain what the value of a digit to the right of the ones place would be
based on their conclusion about whole numbers.
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●   Have students record the number sentences associated with each problem.

Intervention
● Allow students to use base ten blocks to build numbers.

Intervention Table

TECHNOLOGY

● http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-4/convert-between-place-values This serves as a means for
students to practice place value understanding.
Millions of Fourth Graders is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that provides
students with an opportunity to apply knowledge learned about the relationship between
digits in a number.

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TASK CONTENT: In this task, students will manipulate the tens digit of the base ten-numeration
system to complete various activities such as constructing large and small numbers and numbers
with specific values in a given place. Students will also write numbers in expanded and standard
form.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT

MGSE4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number
names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in
each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE TO BE EMPHASIZED

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
4. Model with mathematics.
6. Attend to precision.

BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

Students should have prior experiences and/or instruction with ordering, writing numbers in
expanded and standard form and comparing large numbers.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

●   How do digit values change as they are moved around in large numbers?
●   What determines the value of a digit?

MATERIALS

●   Scissors
●   “Number Scramble” Recording Sheet
●   Blank Place Value Chart

GROUPING

NUMBER TALKS

Now that students have explored what happens to a number when it is multiplied or divided
by 10, they should be ready to attempt some mental calculations using partial products. For
example, students could calculate 4 x 16 by first decomposing 16 into 10 + 6, then solving 4 x 10,
and then 4 x 6. Finally, they could combine the products of 40 and 24 for a final product of 64.
Keep in mind that students may arrive at the product of 64 without using this particular strategy.
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Please refer to pgs. 272-275 in Number Talks by Sherry Parrish for more examples of
number talks that will further develop this strategy.

As students manipulate the numbers in this task, you will be able to see quickly which students
have a good grasp of place value and the value of digit in a number. For example, in steps 1 and 2,
if students randomly place their digits, they may need more practice to understand how the value of
a number changes as its digits change.

Students will cut out number boxes (tiles) and use them to create numbers with the given
requirements.
1. Make the largest whole number possible using 9 different tiles. Write your answer in
standard form and expanded form.
2. Make the smallest whole number possible using 9 different tiles. Write your answer in
standard form and expanded form.
3. Make a number worth more than two million, with a six in the ten-thousands place. Write
the number in standard form and expanded form. Compare your number with your partner.
4. Make a number less than five million that has a two in the thousands’ place. Write the
number in standard form and expanded form. Compare your number with your partner.
5. Make a number that has only odd digits in the thousands’ period of the place value chart.
Write the number in words.
6. Look carefully at your answers to Questions 1 and 2. Find one digit that is in both of your
answers. How does the value of this digit change from the way you used it in Question 1 to
the way you used it in Question 2? Use complete sentences to explain how and why the
value of the digit did or did not change between the two answers.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

●        Explain how you decided the order of the digits for each number you created.
●        How can you tell which number is the largest or smallest?
●   How does the value of a digit change when it is moved to the left on the place value chart?
To the right?

DIFFERENTIATION

Extension
● Have students use all ten tiles to answer questions.
● Have students use tiles to create two more additional questions. Students will give their
problems to a partner to solve using the tiles.

Intervention
● Start students with building numbers in the hundreds, then the thousands, etc.

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● Allow students to use a blank place value chart and write the numbers in the chart, showing
the correct placement of the digits. This cueing device may assist students in comparing
digits in the same place in order to determine value.
● Have students to use base ten blocks to model the numbers made with the tiles.

Intervention Table

TECHNOLOGY CONNECTIONS

● http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-us/Resources/Item/93852/compare-whole-
numbers-to-the-millions This interactive flipchart lesson on comparing whole numbers,
can be used n used with your ActivSlate or Smartboard. It can be used in whole group,
small group or student led centers.
● http://www.aaamath.com/cmp.htm This online activity has students comparing large
numbers and determine their placement in a series of numbers. It can serve as a center
activity for practice.

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Number Scramble
Task Directions: Cut out the number boxes at the bottom of the page by cutting on the black
lines. Use the digits to complete each task.

1.Make the largest whole number possible using 9 different tiles. Write your answer below.

Standard Form ____________________ Word Form _____________________________

Expanded Form____________________________________________________________

2. Make the smallest whole number possible using 9 different tiles. Write your answer below.

Standard Form _____________________ Word Form _____________________________

Expanded Form____________________________________________________________

3. Make a number larger than two million with a six in the ten-thousands place.

Expanded Form________________________________________________

4. Make a number smaller than five million with a two in the thousands place.

What is your partner’s number? _____________________________________

Expanded Form________________________________________________

5. Look carefully at your answers to Questions 1 and 2. Find one digit that is in BOTH of your
________________________________________________________

How does the value of this digit change from the way you used it in Question 1 to the way you
used it in Question 2? On the back of this sheet, use complete sentences to explain how and
why the value of the digit did or did not change between the two answers.

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TASK CONTENT: Comparing multi-digit whole numbers with the possibility of adding multi-
digit whole numbers. Approximate time, 1 class period.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT

MGSE4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number
names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in
each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

MGSE4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.

BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

This task follows the 3-Act Math Task format originally developed by Dan Meyer. More
information on this type of task may be found at http://blog.mrmeyer.com/category/3acts/. A Three-
Act Task is a whole-group mathematics task consisting of 3 distinct parts: an engaging and
perplexing Act One, an information and solution seeking Act Two, and a solution discussion and
in the Guide to Three-Act Tasks on georgiastandards.org.

Students should have a thorough knowledge by this time of how to compare and order whole
numbers. Students must be able to articulate how they know the sizes of digits in a given number
and how to equate any number with its word form and/or expanded form. This task provides an
opportunity for students to connect numerals from other systems to our base ten system. Students
should have flexibility in thinking about numbers and how they relate to the base ten system.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

●    What kinds of things are large numbers used to measure?
●    How can we tell which multi-digit number is the largest or smallest?

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MATERIALS

●   Super Bowl Numbers Student Recording Sheet
●   Act 1 video http://101qs-media.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/2939-super-bowl-numbers.mp4
●   Roman Numeral information (Act 2)
●   Act 3 video http://101qs-media.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/_2330_supe.mp4

GROUPING

In this task, students will watch a video and then tell what they noticed. Next, they will be
asked to discuss what they wonder about or are curious about. Their curiosities will be recorded as
questions on a class chart or on the board. Students will then use mathematics to answer their own
questions. Students will be given information to solve the problem based on need. When they
realize they don’t have the information they need, and ask for it, it will be given to them.

Act I – Whole Group - Pose the conflict and introduce students to the scenario by showing Act I
video.

1. Students are shown the video: http://101qs-media.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/2939-super-
bowl-numbers.mp4. Students may need to view the video multiple times. If Windows is
being used as the browser to open the video, there may be trouble when the video tries to
open. Open the browser Chrome and copy and paste the aforementioned link in the address
bar and click “Enter” to access the video.
2. Pass out the 3 Act recording sheet.

Students should share with each other first before sharing aloud and then record these
questions on the recording sheet (think-pair-share). The teacher may need to guide students
so that the questions generated are math-related.

Anticipated questions:
● What was the order of Super Bowls in the video?
● What was the number of the 2014 Super Bowl?
● What will be the number of the 2015 Super Bowl?
● When did these Super Bowls happen?
● How is the Roman Numeral system like our place value system? How are the two
different?

4. As the facilitator, you can select which question you would like every student to answer,
have students vote on which question the class will answer or allow the students to pick
which question they would like to answer. Once the question is selected ask students to
estimate answers to their questions (think-pair-share). Students will write their best estimate.
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Act II – Student Exploration - Provide additional information as students work toward solutions
to their questions.

1. Ask students to determine what additional information they will need to solve their
questions. The teacher provides that information only when students ask for it.

Basic Roman              Roman Numerals              When a smaller                    XLVIII was the number for
Numerals                 are written in a            symbol is written to              2014’s Super Bowl
descending order            the left of a larger
I- 1             of quantity.                symbol, you must
subtract the lesser
V- 5                                         value from the
greater value to
X- 10                                        determine the actual
amount.
L- 50

C- 100

2. Ask students to work in small groups to answer the question(s) they created in Act I. The
teacher provides guidance as needed during this phase by asking questions such as:
● Can you explain what you’ve done so far?
● What strategies are you using?
● What assumptions are you making?
● Why is that true?
● Does that make sense?

Act III – Whole Group - Share student solutions and strategies as well as Act III solution.

1. Ask students to present their solutions and strategies.
2. Share solution in Act III solution. http://101qs-
media.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/_2330_supe.mp4 If Windows is being used as the browser
to open the video, there may be trouble when the video tries to open. Open the browser
Chrome and copy and paste the aforementioned link in the address bar and click “Enter” to
access the video. 