# PLACE VALUE UPDATE

The Victorian Curriculum states that Year Four students need to be able to model, represent and order numbers to tens of thousands.  For the last two weeks this has been the focus of our Maths lessons.

We have had some great sessions using interactives to help consolidate and extend our understanding of place value.  We have focused on understanding that each digit in a number holds a place and has value:

We have also been practicing writing numbers in three forms:

Some students are finding it tricky to remember that at times zero has a very important job at holding a place despite having no value.(Zero as a place holder-1b3ql7d).  This is especially important as we read and write numbers that have 5 digits and more such 80 123 or 45 604.  It would be good to practice reading, writing and expanding these numbers at home.

A fun thing we did in class was watch a YouTube clip like this one:

Then randomly I would press pause and the number that was on the screen, students had to read and record the expanded notation for. Have ago at home…

You might also like to use some of these websites for further practice (especially if you are having trouble with Studyladder)

http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire-game_html5.html

http://www.ictgames.com/caterpillar_slider.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/placevalue/BPOrder1000.htm

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L1999/index.html

Our next unit is focusing on ADDITION Strategies.  You could practice up on your quick recall of basic number facts like 4 + 5, 9 + 9, etc.

🙂 Miss Morse

# Homework March 21 – March 28

We have had a number of questions about Studyladder.  It would appear that through this site, there is now a limit of completing three tasks a day.  This means if Mrs Ciavarella is allocating more than three tasks in a week that you can complete, you can’t complete them all in one sitting.  There will be tasks set to complete this week.

Other homework expected this week, is five nights of reading.  Your nightly reading is to be recorded in your diary.  Parents please remember to sign the diary each week.

On the page facing the weekdays, there is a scripture (bible) story to read and then some activities to complete to help understand it.  Please make sure this week you are completing that page by Friday.

Can you please collect and bring to school some “Take away” menus (from local restaurants or maybe even from businesses that use a leaflet style brochure to promote the various services they offer)?  We will be using them as a mentor text in part of our Inquiry learning.

Hopefully students are also sharing with their parents, discoveries and interesting strategies we are exploring that can help them manage their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.  There has been lots of great discussion happening in class time…

Have a great week 🙂