# Place Value to Add - Lesson for Grade 3, Chapter - Adding and Subtracting to 1,000

In the "Place Value to Add" lesson, designed for Grade 3 students as part of the "Foundations in Numbers and Fractions" unit, students embark on a journey to deepen their understanding of adding and subtracting up to 1,000. This lesson is pivotal as it introduces learners to the concept of place value in mathematics, an essential foundation for all future math-related learning and problem-solving.

Through a series of engaging activities, including "Addition with Base Ten Blocks," and a two-part "Base Ten Blocks Worksheet," students will visually and tangibly grasp how numbers are constructed and how they can be manipulated to facilitate addition. These hands-on experiences are crucial for developing a concrete understanding of abstract mathematical concepts.

Additionally, the "Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet" activity will challenge students to apply their knowledge of place value in scenarios where regrouping (carrying over) is necessary. Mastering regrouping is vital for efficient and accurate addition and subtraction, especially as mathematical problems become more complex.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Adding and Subtracting to 1,000
Unit: Foundations in Numbers and Fractions
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
4:00 min
video
2nd
3:00 min
Base Ten Blocks Worksheet: Part 1
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Base Ten Blocks Worksheet: Part 2
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet
worksheet
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• ### Activity 2 / Base Ten Blocks Worksheet: Part 1

Using base blocks are a great way to increase a child’s sense of numeracy and offers kids a tool to add large numbers. But when kids are at home without base blocks to use, worksheets can come in handy to serve the same purpose!
Our base ten block worksheets for 3rd grade help kids add big 3-digit numbers.

• ### Activity 3 / Base Ten Blocks Worksheet: Part 2

Provide your child with the practice needed to build numeracy and understand multi-digit addition using this easy-to-understand base ten blocks PDF worksheet!
This worksheet gives kids a visual strategy to recognize groups of numbers and easily add multi-digit numbers using base blocks!

• ### Activity 4 / Regrouping with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet

After learning addition for so long, subtraction can through little learners for a loop! Help your child practice and master this tricky skill using this handy worksheet that uses base ten blocks to help him or her along! This worksheet poses 3-digit subtraction problems, utilizing base ten block illustrations that are crossed out to show learners what is being taken away. Using this visual aid, you’ll find that your child will get the hang of subtracting larger numbers in no time!