TI-AIE: Using structured resources to develop understanding: place value

What this unit is about

The concept of place value in the decimal number system is a core element of mathematics. It is therefore essential that students develop a deep understanding of the concept.

Structured resources help students develop an image and understanding of place value. They can be very effective to aid the students’ understanding. This unit focuses on using three such resources:

  • arrow cards
  • base ten blocks
  • the number line.

The activities will also help you to plan for teaching with structured resources as well as involving students as active participants in their learning. These activities are particularly suited for younger students, but they are also useful to consolidate learning with older students.

What you can learn in this unit