# MATH PARK 105: CHECK OUT THE THOUSANDS (Number Sense)

Supporting document included
WE HAVE NOW GRADUATED TO NUMBERS IN THE THOUSANDS! THIS LESSON TEACHES:

Using Base 10 Blocks to illustrate four-digit numbers

Place value for four-digit numbers

Expanded and standard form for four-digit numbers

Comparing four-digit numbers and using the “greater than” and “less than” symbols in expressions

WHAT IS MATH PARK?

It is a series of 10-12 minute math video programs.

It won two Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards as Best Instructional Television Series.

It is produced and written by a small group of elementary math teachers and instructional coaches under the direction of Robert Sharp, a teacher and producer of instructional television programs.

It is aimed at grades 2-4, but can also be used to review skills for grade 5.

It is ENGAGING! Students must be engaged before they are ready to learn. Our show uses comedy, music, special visual effects and live-action hosts to make math concepts clear. It can actually be entertaining! Many parents have stated that their children like Math Park because “it has real people.”

It provides continuous review while the curriculum evolves so that students don’t forget what they learned earlier.

It helps meet the needs of English learners in that encourages math talk, plus the visual aspect of the program helps clarify math concepts.

It is HIGHLY INTERACTIVE! There are numerous “pause points” within each program which prompt full class and small group discussion.

WHAT SUPPORT MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED?

You also get a detailed Math Park Teacher Guide for this lesson, which indicates “pause points” for whole class or small group discussion.

WHAT ARE TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND GRANDPARENTS SAYING ABOUT MATH PARK?

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Grandmother, Clinton, Maryland

“Math Park is an amazing math tool every teacher should have in the classroom. Math Park helps students improve their math skills interactively with tons of fun. My students enjoyed it and did not stop asking to watch it over and over again.”

Susana Cano
Third Grade Teacher, Los Angeles, California

“Math Park is extraordinary! My students love it and actively participate with this interactive math resource. It's always a treat for them when an episode is shown. Even my most reluctant math learners are engaged. Math Park has a wonderful way of making even the most daunting concepts accessible to all--in an enjoyable and painless way.”

Natali Escobedo
Fourth Grade Teacher, Los Angeles, California

“The lesson is awesome and certainly one I will be using and recommending to other teacher friends to use in the classroom. This is a hard lesson for kids to understand and the video is so creative and fun! I can't wait to teach fractions and celebrate math by making a rainbow cake in the classroom!”

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Mother of an 8 year old, Los Angeles, California

"The kids LOVE these videos. They are entertaining and yet very informative. You guys have made an incredibly creative and wonderful tool to help students deepen their math concepts. Nice job."

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4th-5th special education teacher, Los Angeles, California

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Mother of a 7 year old, Los Angeles, California
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