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Understanding Numbers

The Understanding Numbers series of stations are sets of 8 tasks that provide students with the meaningful practice necessary for developing an understanding of the underlying structure of numbers, number relationships and operations. The mathematics presented in the stations is foundational and crucial for developing computational fluency. These foundational concepts also provide the basis for students' understanding of the mathematics they will encounter in the future.

Each set of stations presents a variety of activities focused on one major concept. The tasks are designed to meet a range of needs allowing all students to work at their own level. These stations should be experienced over and over again until students have developed proficiency with the tasks. Most students will benefit from working with the appropriate set of stations for several weeks.

 

 

Understanding Numbers
Complete Series • Order All 3
by Kathy Richardson

Grades: 3-5 • Item No: 2-1059W
Price: $98.00

The Understanding Numbers Series of stations are sets of 8 tasks that provide students with the meaningful practice necessary for developing an understanding of the underlying structure of numbers, number relationships and operations. The mathematics presented in the stations is foundational and crucial for developing computational fluency.

These foundational concepts also provide the basis for students' understanding of the mathematics they will encounter in the future. Each set of stations presents a variety of activities focused on one major concept. The tasks are designed to meet a range of needs allowing all students to work at their own level.

These stations should be experienced over and over again until students have developed proficiency with the tasks. Most students will benefit from working with the appropriate set of stations for several weeks.

Understanding Numbers
Place Value
by Kathy Richardson

Grades: 3-5 • Item No: 2-191W
Price: $36.00

Understanding Place Value is one in a series of Math Perspectives Understanding Numbers sets of stations. The 8 tasks in this set give students a variety of experiences that help them think of numbers in terms of their underlying structure. The focus is on 100s, 10s and 1s with variations that focus on smaller numbers (10s and 1s) or larger numbers (1000s 100s 10s and 1s.)

Each of the tasks requires the students to reorganize various groups of 100s, 10s and 1s when combining and comparing quantities. Working with the numbers in this way focuses them on the structure of the numbers and helps them recognize the equivalent values inherent in the base ten number system.

Understanding Numbers
Addition and Subtraction
by Kathy Richardson

Grades: 3-5 • Item No: 2-193W
Price: $36.00

Understanding Addition and Subtraction is one in a series of Math Perspectives Understanding Numbers stations. The goal of the 8 stations in this set is the development of computational fluency with multi-digit numbers.

The tasks focus the students on using the underlying structure of number to combine, break apart and compare numbers. They learn to combine quantities by reorganizing them into the largest groups possible and to subtract by breaking numbers apart and recombining what's left. They also learn to find the difference between numbers using a variety of strategies. Models are used to help them understand what is happening to the numbers and leads them to the place where they can do the operations without models.

Each task requires them to explain their strategies using words, drawings and/or symbols.

Understanding Numbers
Decimals
by Kathy Richardson

Grades: 3-5 • Item No: 2-192W
Price: $36.00

Understanding Decimals is one in a series of Math Perspectives Understanding Numbers stations. The 8 tasks in this set of stations give students experiences that help them deepen their understanding of the structure and relative value of decimal numbers. The focus is on wholes, tenths and hundreds with some extensions to thousandths.

Through ongoing work with the stations, students will learn to recognize the structure of numbers as hundredths, tenths, and wholes, and will learn to combine and compare decimal fractions.