place value working model – maths project

Creating a place value working model using colored paper is a fantastic idea to help visualize the concept of place value with ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands.

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Materials Needed:

  • Colored paper (different colors for each place value)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or a pen
  • Cardboard or a sturdy base (optional)

Video Steps for making place value working model :

  1. Prepare Strips:
    • Cut four separate strips of colored paper, each representing a different place value (ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands).
    • The length of each strip can vary, but it’s recommended to have a clear distinction between the lengths to represent the magnitude.
  2. Label the Strips:
    • On each strip, label the place value it represents. For example, write “Ones” on the shortest strip, “Tens” on the next, “Hundreds” on the next, and “Thousands” on the longest.
  3. Number Boxes:
    • Cut small squares from colored paper to create number boxes.
    • Write numbers on each box, corresponding to the place value it represents. For example, on the “Ones” strip, place number boxes with single-digit numbers, on the “Tens” strip, use two-digit numbers, and so on.
  4. Assembly:
    • Arrange the strips side by side on a flat surface or glue them onto a cardboard base.
    • Make sure the strips are aligned at one end, creating a tiered effect.
    • Attach the number boxes to the appropriate strips, ensuring they are visually clear and demonstrate the concept of place value.

This hands-on and visually appealing model will serve as an excellent educational tool to demonstrate the hierarchical nature of place value in a number.

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