Trading Tens for Hundreds - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Place Value

In the lesson "Trading Tens for Hundreds," designed for second-grade students, learners will dive deep into the concept of place value, a fundamental aspect of the "Foundations in Operations Within 1000" unit. Through engaging activities such as "10 Tens Make 1 Hundred Worksheet" and "Trading Tens for Equal Value Worksheets: Part 1 and Part 2", students will explore the practical application of converting tens into hundreds, enhancing their understanding of how numbers are constructed and related to each other in a base-ten system.

This lesson is crucial as it lays the groundwork for more complex mathematical concepts and operations they will encounter later, such as multiplication, division, and working with larger numbers. By grasping the idea that 10 tens equal 1 hundred, students will improve their ability to perform calculations, estimate, and solve real-world problems more efficiently. It also fosters a deeper understanding of the value and properties of numbers, which is essential for success in mathematics moving forward. Through "Trading Tens for Hundreds," students will not only master a key aspect of place value but also boost their confidence and competence in math.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Chapter: Place Value
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 1000
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1st
4:00 min
Place Value: Trading Tens for Hundreds
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2nd
3:00 min
10 Tens Make 1 Hundred Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Trading Tens for Equal Value Worksheet: Part 1
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Trading Tens for Equal Value Worksheet: Part 2
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Quiz
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• Activity 2 / 10 Tens Make 1 Hundred Worksheet

After successfully tackling addition and subtraction problems, your child will be ready for the next stage of mathematical learning; multiplication. This worksheet will teach your child how 10 tens make 1 hundred. Look at the pictures with your young one. Ask them the simple question; how may longs will you need to finish each flat? Then, ask them to circle the correct answer among the options provided.

• Activity 3 / Trading Tens for Equal Value Worksheet: Part 1

This printable worksheet will help your third grader learn how to count groups of large numbers, along with identifying base numbers. It lists a group of 10 cubes and asks students to identify how many hundreds they add up to. Finally, students must circle the amount of base blocks shown. This pdf sets students up for success as they learn to build on the basics of mathematics, while still giving them the opportunity to work with colorful cubes that they can count one by one.

• Activity 4 / Trading Tens for Equal Value Worksheet: Part 2

With money, if one wants to exchange their change for bills, all they need to do is roll coins up, and head to the bank! Likewise, when working with base blocks, cubes can be exchanged for longs, and longs for flats to reduce the loose cubes one has. This is a tricky concept to teach in elementary math but using this helpful place value worksheet can help! Encourage children to count all the tens on the left and determine which representation on the right can be traded as an equal number. To answer, trace the dotted line to the correct answer before finding the value of the base blocks shown.

• Activity 5 / Trading Tens for Hundreds - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to count and trade ten blocks for hundred blocks.