Reading and writing multi-digit whole numbers
white board and marker (for individual students)
Write a six-digit number on the board, such as 423,504. Have a student read the number. Repeat for other numbers in the hundred thousands. Ask questions such as, “Which digit is in the thousands place?” or point to a digit and ask children for its place value. The purpose here is to have children pay close attention to the language of digit and number and to be differentiate between the two. Then say or write six-digit numbers, and ask children to write each number using words.
Part 1, reading a six-digit number, prompts children to decode the value and placement of a digit. Part 2, writing a six-digit number, asks children to translate a number said aloud into written form.
I’m going to write a six-digit number. What digit it in the _____ place? What number is in the ____ place?
If children need more practice or are enjoying their mastery, repeat. If children are ready to move on, go to Part 2.
I’m going to say a number in word form and I’d like you to write that number in standard form.