Representing Numbers in Different Ways

Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 25 - 30 mins

Topic: Representing Numbers in Different Ways

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will learn to represent numbers in different ways by creating a number comic. 

Know Before You Start: Students should have a basic understanding of numbers up to 1000 and expanded notation. 

Hook:

  • Read and discuss the sample comic. Is the student correct? 

  • In pairs, have students find other ways to show 822. They may use numbers or pictures. Have them share their answers with the class.

  • Show students how to write 822 in expanded notation. 

Activity:

  • List several numbers on the board.

  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic depicting one of the numbers in a different way. 

Closure: Share and discuss student comics with the class. Are there any other ways to depict the numbers shown in each comic? 

Differentiation:

  • Provide a visual resource for students to represent numbers in a new way. 

  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature as needed.

Resources:

  • Example Comic to print or display: Comic 1.

Suggested Story Starters: