 # Exploring 4-Digit Place Value Unit Plan

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This Mathematics unit addresses a range of place value concepts involving 4-digit numbers.

It consists of 7 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

### Overview

#### Objectives

• To introduce place value to the thousands place.
• To further explore place value in the thousands.
• To investigate how place value can be used to decompose numbers into smaller parts.
• To investigate how place value can be used to expand numbers.
• To round 4-digit numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.
• To compare and order 4-digit numbers.
• To add or subtract 10; 100; or 1,000 from a 4-digit number.

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a place value display in the classroom. Display postersword wall vocabulary and learning goals that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of such resources, browse the Place Value category on the Teach Starter website.

There are many concepts to address within the topic of 4-digit place value. The lessons in this unit cover a range of these concepts, many of which have varying degrees of complexity. Teachers are encouraged to select lessons from the unit that best suit the learning needs of their students, or to adapt lessons accordingly.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

### Lessons

#### Which Place?

A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce place value to the thousands.

#### Exploring Place Value to 10 000

A 60 minute lesson in which students will further explore place value in the thousands.

#### Partitioning Numbers to 10 000

A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how place value can be used to partition numbers into smaller parts.

#### Expanding Numbers to 10 000

A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how place value can be used to expand numbers.

#### Rounding Numbers to 10 and 100

A 60 minute lesson in which students will round 4-digit numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.

#### Comparing and Ordering Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare and order 4-digit numbers.

#### More and Less - 10, 100, 1000

A 60 minute lesson in which students will add or subtract 10, 100 or 1000 from a 4-digit number.

#### Exploring 4-Digit Place Value - Assessment

An assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of place value in the thousands.

#### NSW Curriculum alignment

• MA2-4NA

WholeNumbers - applies place value to order, read and represent numbers of up to five digits

#### Victorian Curriculum alignment

• VCMNA130

Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000

• VCMNA131

Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10 000 to assist calculations and solve problems

#### Australian Curriculum alignment

• ACMNA052

Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000

• ACMNA053

Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10 000 to assist calculations and solve problems