Monday, March 7, 2016

Place Value

Place Value is such an important building block for strong mathematical thinking. Without it numbers just do not make sense. 

We have been gathering what we know about reading, writing and making numbers. 

Some are working on 2 digit or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or even 7 digit numbers- while one group are making decimals and reading these. 

Did you know that some countries no longer use a decimal point for decimals? They use a comma!

In Australia we will be moving to this too.
That's why we write one thousand and twenty five like this ...

1 025
so
 one thousand and twenty and sixty five hundredths looks like this in the EU

1 025, 65

we write it like

1 025.65

and in the USA, it is 

1,025.65

I have prepared an assessment pack that caters for all these differences







Click here to see my place value work.





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