## Place Value to 1,000

Once children show an good understanding of place value with tens and ones, introduce place value with hundreds, tens, and ones.

Materials: place value blocks, hundreds place value mat

Preparation: Copy a hundreds mat for each child.

Prerequisite Skills and Concepts: Children should know place value with tens and ones.

• Say: We have been working on place value with 2-digit numbers. Today we are going to work with 3-digit numbers. You will be using a new model to show your numbers.

• Introduce the ones, tens, and hundreds place value blocks. Allow time for children to line up and compare ten ones to one ten, and ten tens to a hundred block. Have children place the blocks in the correct positions on their place value mats.

• Say: I have ten ones. I want to trade them for another block that has the same value. Who will trade with me?
Have a volunteer show how you can trade ten ones for one ten. Repeat using ten tens and a hundred block. Then demonstrate trading 20 ones for 2 tens or 20 tens for 2 hundreds.

• Ask: If you have the number 162, how many hundreds, tens, and ones will you place on your mat?
Allow time for children to place their blocks, repeating the number as necessary. Children should place 1 hundred block, 6 tens blocks, and 2 ones blocks in the appropriate sections of their mats.

• Repeat the activity until the children place the blocks correctly and with ease.

• Say: Now we are going to try another number. It is 205.

• Ask: How many hundreds are there? (2)
How many tens? (0)
How many ones? (5)