Place Value to 1,000
- Why should I learn this?
Encourage children to see that they will need to write greater numbers, as in money and in greater quantities of items.
- If I hear a number without seeing it, how do I know what to write?
Give children practice with this skill. Remind children that when hearing a number, they must listen carefully. If they hear that the number is something hundred, they will have three numbers, just as their mat has.
- Why can't I put the numbers in any order?
It is important to emphasize the order of the numbers. Use lots of examples. For example, write 285 on the chalkboard. Ask children if they would rather have 285 stickers or 852 stickers. Point out how important it is to listen to and write the order of numbers correctly.