The purpose of a Place Value Mat Series is to
• assist students with the development of mathematical concepts and reasoning relating to place value.
• facilitate understanding of new mathematical concepts.
• graphically organize their thinking and connect new information to prior knowledge.
• provide a visual representation for note-taking on new mathematical concepts being learned.
• prompt reinforcement of mathematical concepts and skills.
• organize and structure information and concepts
• to promote thinking about relationships between concepts.
• allow the student, and the teacher, to identify missing information or absent connections in one's strategic thinking (Ellis, 2004).
• depicting the process of thinking into a pictorial or graphic format.
• reduce and organize information, concepts, and relationships.
• formatively assess students by providing instructors the opportunity to observe student’s critical thinking as they work through problems.
• serve as an enrichment, intervention, small group, or individual instructional/practice tool.
• guide mathematical constructive conversations in which students use mathematical language as they describe their thinking to others.
• differentiate instruction and provide Universal Access to all students.
As a Personal Whiteboard:
• Place the tag board inside of the sheet protractor.
• Place the place value mat on top of the tagboard inside of the sheet protector.
• If using a double-sided personal whiteboard, place a place value mat or the second page of a mat on the other side of the cardboard.
As an Instructional Tool:
• Create a personal whiteboard just like the students
• Project the created personal whiteboard onto the classroom whiteboard/screen/wall (wherever you display items using an ELMO)
• Use as an instructional modeling tool
• Upload PDF for annotation and instruction via tablet
Detailed information and standards/SBAC Correlation are located within the document.
The standards addressed in this document are specifically for 5th grade. However, there are non-grade specific versions at the end of the packet.