## Lesson: Place Value to 100

Introducing the Concept

Place value is the basis for your children's understanding of numbers and how numbers are related to each other. It is essential to reading, writing, and operating with numbers of all sizes. Understanding place value helps children recognize patterns in numbers, which enables them to better understand the values that digits hold in various places. As your children develop the understanding of place value to 100, they will then venture into greater numbers and into Place Value to 1,000. Having a strong foundation for place value to 100 will prepare your children for the greater numbers they will encounter later in the year.

**Materials:** connecting cubes (up to 100 per child or pair), hundred chart, Learning Tool 3 for each child or pair of children.

**Preparation:** Have a bag of cubes, a hundred chart (Learning Tool 7), and a tens and ones chart (Learning Tool 3) ready for each child. Give each child the materials and have them set aside the hundred chart for use later.

**Prerequisite Skills and Concepts:** Children should know how to count to 100 and read number words.

Repeat with other numbers, using tens or ones as the model. Have children find all of the numbers with a 7 in the ones place as well.