Step 9: Compare and Order to a Million Year 5 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Buzz and Reena are astronauts travelling around the universe. They need your help with comparing and ordering numbers to a million. Help them with all their challenges as they travel through the galaxy.
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Discussion points for teachers
- Plot the items on the number line to compare the different values. Discuss and compare the values using knowledge of place value. Discuss which value is the greatest and smallest. Discuss the values for the missing increments on the number line. Discuss estimating where the values should be placed on the number line.
- Which value is greater than the midpoint but less than ¾ of the number line? Discuss where the midpoint lies. Discuss where ¾ of the number line lies. Discuss which value meets the criteria.
- Help Buzz and Reena find different values that could be represented by the letters. Discuss what the statement means. Discuss different values that would make the statement correct. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
- Order the data from smallest to largest. Discuss the order of the numbers. Discuss which numbers are the greatest and smallest using knowledge of place value.
- Create three statements about the data. Discuss the patterns you notice about the data. Discuss what these patterns mean.
- Estimate and compare the markings on the number line and identify who is correct. Discuss the increments of the number line. Discuss where the number lines should be placed. Discuss and compare the markings and justify your reasoning.
- Explain why Reena’s markings are incorrect. Discuss your reasonings. Discuss the mistakes Reena has made. Discuss how and why Reena has made these mistakes.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 5: (5N2) Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000
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