One of the most difficult math standards that an interactive place value chart has helped me teach is showing students how a digit in one place value is worth 10 times more than that digit in the place to its right. Multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of 10 is also incredibly easy to show interactively as students physically move the digits to show them increasing or decreasing.
- recognizing that the digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its’ right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its’ left (5.NBT.1)
- multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by powers of 10 (5.NBT.2)
- reading and writing numbers in various forms and showing the number on the chart (5.NBT.3a)
- comparing whole numbers and decimals (5.NBT.3b)
- rounding (5.NBT.4)
See an Example
Watch the video below to see how my digital place value chart can be used for rounding.
If you’re looking to step up your place value instruction this year, check out my 5th Grade Digital Place Value Activities.