Representing Numbers in Different Ways

Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 25 - 30 mins

Topic: Representing Numbers in Different Ways

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5

Objective: Evaluation, Explanation

Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.3

Standards:

Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

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. 

Representing Numbers in Different Ways - Exemplar comic, panel 1 Representing Numbers in Different Ways - Exemplar comic, panel 2 Representing Numbers in Different Ways - Exemplar comic, panel 3

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 speech-to-text feature as needed

Resources: Example Comic to print or display: Comic 1.