Step 1: Free Numbers to 10,000 Y5 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Buzz is an astronaut who is travelling to Mars for some important research. To pass the time, he and his colleague Reena have been playing a game where they add and subtract 10s, 100s, and 1,000s.
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Discussion points for teachers
- What is his new score? Discuss how to use the asteroid key to add and subtract 10s, 100s and 1,000s. Estimate the answer by counting the different types of asteroids.
- Has he beaten Reena's score? Discuss how to compare two 4-digit numbers.
- What possible combinations could she have collected? Discuss the different possibilities to reach the final score.
- Show three ways Reena could display the final scores. Discuss the ways that the numbers could be represented, such as using a place value chart or representing the numbers with concrete objects such as Numicon or Base 10.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 5: (5N2) Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000
Mathematics Year 5: (5N3a) Determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 1 000 000
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