Activity A – Ordering 2 digit numbers; creating 2-digit numbers from 3 or 4 digits
Year 3 Lessons 66 – 70 from Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching: MEP scheme of work
These resources comprise lesson plans. Scroll through the pdf to find Lesson 66. The corresponding pupil worksheet can be found on Page 66. There are further resources that can be projected onto an interactive whiteboard or other screen.
Again scroll through until you find a sheet with LP 66/2 in the bottom right hand corner – the ‘2’ refers to task 2 on the lesson plan. Further lessons 67 – 70 are on the same topic. Use practical apparatus such as Dienes’ blocks to support the children’s reasoning. These resources are quite demanding mathematically and arranged to be taught through whole class teaching which is a different approach from differentiating by task. The idea is that every child in the class is exposed to each of a number of short tasks and sees the correct answers which are shared at frequent intervals even though they may not all manage to complete everything.
The scheme of work to help you find more resources like this can be found here in the centre of the page.
This rich activity encourages children to think deeply about place value and the nature of numbers. It requires children to sort out the information and to work out what they know in order to solve the problem. Suggestions about how to structure a lesson around using it are included in the notes.
This activity explores what happens when you count in jumps of different steps. How many steps will you need to make to reach your target number? Which will be quicker counting in 3s or 30s to reach 1000? Why? Plenty of scope for extension and exploring the meaning of the children’s findings as well as opportunities to practice counting in jumps in a meaningful context.
An exploration of the ways in which our place value system works by exploring a fantasy problem. Detailed suggestions of approaches, extension and support are offered and there are, as usual from NRICH, some real examples of children’s response to the task which help to see where it might lead.
Activity E – Exploring Place Value or the Value of Place
Take 3 digit cards and see how many different numbers you can make. Write them in words and symbols. Order them from smallest to largest. Order them from largest to smallest. How many do you think you can make? How do you know that you have got them all? These ideas are explored further by Mike Ollerton in his task Exploring Place Value which you can find on his website.
- Dienes apparatus
- Place value cars
- Digit cards
- Number lines
- Bead strings
- Unifix or multi link cubes
- Cuisenaire rods
- 100 square