Teacher guide reSolve: Place Value: Cartoon Counting

TLF ID M021836

This lesson engages students in investigating place value by considering a counting system using base 8. Students are challenged to imagine how place value would work in a cartoon world where everyone only had eight fingers. They engage in activities with counting blocks, representing numbers in base 10 and in base 8 and then make comparisons between the two systems. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, discussion points and extension activities. This lesson is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.




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  • This resource is extremely valuable for the year 4 mathematics content description about place value. Students explre place value in the context of using a different base for counting and comparing this to how place value works in a base ten counting system.
Year level

4

Topics Place value
Learning area
  • Mathematics

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