Lesson 9

Mismo dígito, distinto valor

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is to describe the value of a digit in one place as having ten times the value of the same digit in a place to its right.

Lesson Narrative

This lesson shifts the focus from reading and writing numbers to describing the multiplicative relationship between place values in a multi-digit number. In previous lessons, students used base-ten blocks to represent large numbers, and wrote numbers in expanded form. In this lesson, they use their developing understanding of the value of a digit to begin to articulate that a digit in one place is ten times the value as the same digit in a place to its right.

The syntheses in this lesson help students connect the language of “ten times the value” to equations to help them represent this concept.

  • Representation
  • MLR2

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Describe that the value of a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

Student Facing

  • Describamos la relación que hay entre los dígitos de un número de varios dígitos.

Required Materials

Materials to Copy

  • Card Sort: Large Numbers (4 to 6 digits)

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Create a set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2 students.

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Suggested Centers

  • Greatest of Them All (1–5), Stage 3: Multi-digit Numbers (Addressing)
  • Mystery Number (1–4), Stage 4: Fractions with Denominators 5, 8, 10, 12, 100 (Supporting)

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