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# Lesson Plan Template

• #### Vocabulary

Ones place: The digit in the rightmost position of a number.

Tens place: The digit second from the right in a number.

Hundreds place: The digit third from the right in a number.

Thousands place: The digit fourth from the right in a number.

### Materials and Preparation

• Whiteboard and markers
• Place-value charts (one per student)
• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack for Place Value
• Number cards (0-9)
• Visual aids (e.g., large place-value charts for demonstration)

### Learning Objectives

• Students will be able to identify and name the place values for digits in numbers up to the thousands place.
• Students will be able to use a place-value chart to determine the place value of any digit in a given number.
• Students will be able to explain the importance of place value in understanding and working with numbers.

### Introduction

Begin the lesson by discussing why understanding place value is important in mathematics. Use an example number, such as 2,345, and ask students to identify each digit's place value. Write the number on the board and use a large place-value chart to visually separate the digits into thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Explain the concept of place value using the place-value chart. Demonstrate how each digit in a number represents a different value depending on its position. For example, in the number 4,306:

• The 4 is in the thousands place.
• The 3 is in the hundreds place.
• The 0 is in the tens place.
• The 6 is in the ones place.

Use multiple examples and have students practice identifying the place value of digits in different numbers.

### Guided Practice

Distribute place-value charts and the TeachTastic Worksheet Pack for Place Value. Work through a few problems together as a class. For example, ask students to find the place value of the digit 5 in the number 5,678. Guide them to place each digit in the chart and identify the correct place value.

### Independent Practice

Have students complete additional problems from the TeachTastic Worksheet Pack independently. Encourage them to use their place-value charts to assist with identifying the correct place values.

## Support

• Provide one-on-one assistance to students who struggle with identifying place values.
• Use manipulatives, such as base-ten blocks, to visually represent place values for students who need extra help.
• Create small group sessions for targeted practice and review.

## Extension

• Challenge advanced students to work with numbers beyond the thousands place, such as ten thousands or hundred thousands.
• Provide problems that require students to compare and order numbers based on their place values.
• Encourage students to write their own numbers and identify the place values of each digit.

### Assessment

Evaluate students' understanding through their performance on the worksheets and exit tickets. Review their answers to ensure they can accurately identify and name place values up to the thousands place.

### Review and closing

Summarize the key points of the lesson, emphasizing the importance of place value in understanding and working with numbers. Address any common misconceptions and answer any remaining questions. Allow students to share their observations and what they learned during the lesson.

### Misconceptions

• Confusing the place value positions (e.g., thinking the hundreds place is the tens place).
• Believing that a zero has no value and does not occupy a place value position.
• Misinterpreting the significance of each digit based on its place value.
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