Expanded Notation is one of the most difficult concepts to teach in the Place Value Unit. I found a great way to cover this topic by tapping into my students’ love of all things selfie-related.
Rather than seeing one long equation to interpret, my students saw fun possibilities to create just the right “photo-booth” accessory combination. Once the look was created, students could show it off for the class and everyone had to write down the standard form of the number on a white board.
This was a favorite lesson!!!
There are 7 pages of photo booth props to use for your lesson or to put at a math station and one page of my notes on how I used this super fun resource.
•Pages 3-6 use values from 1-100,000 and can be used in 3rd-5th grades
•Page 7 uses values with tenths and hundredths for use in 4th-5th grades
•Page 8 uses values with thousandths for use in 5th grade