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Use this fun unit of study on the Taj Mahal Theme to introduce the concept and meaning behind the "ones column" and the "tens column". In my classroom, after a short study of significant places around the world and the beginning of double digit addition, we just found ourselves doing "Taj Mahal Addition"! You will find all the charts/posters/ explanations you need here to introduce the topic. There are plenty of practice pages using the column graphic and animals of India are incorporated to identify pages completed. This whole package covers double digit without regrouping.

Sequence of learning:

This unique package begins with defining digit, number and column. Students learn there are only ten digits and this place value system was invented by the Hindu people of India!.

Students see the importance of “place” and lining up numbers. They begin by adding using representation: “popsicle sticks” and “marbles”. Students will represent and add.

Student then learn how to “expand” a number. They will expand to add. This leads to regular adding in columns.

Included are two pages of tongue twisters on an Indian animal theme. Add and use the code to make the tongue twister. Last page is a colouring page: find the spaces with different numbers of digits and colour accordingly.

All the details page by page:

What is a digit? Explore, find, colour

Digits: Match each digit symbol to its represented number

What is a column? Find, count, record

Poster: Using digits to make numbers

Poster: Place Matters! Do you know the origin of the system?

Place Matters: Showing the difference between 1 and 10

Double Digit Addition using columns demonstrated

The Important Thing: columns help us line it all up.

Representing Numbers: Demonstrating popsicle sticks and marbles

Represent: Using graphic organizer of columns: 6 on a page

Represent and Add: Using graphic organizer, 2 on a page

Represent and Add: Using graphic organizer, 3 on a page x3

Expand, Add and Rewrite: 6 on a page x 5

Add without representing or expanding: Demonstrating process

Double Digit Addition: Using graphic organizer, 9 on a page x5

Tongue Twisters: Cobra/Tiger

Colouring Page: Taj Mahal: recognizing double, triple, quadruple digit numbers.

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2 Weeks
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