Hula Hoop Hullabaloo

Karen Cook

Description

Students demonstrate the ability to group numbers to 1000 or more using concrete materials. This activity is a unique, engaging way to help your students obtain a more visual understanding of place value.

Objectives

The student demonstrates the place value groupings of numbers to 1000 or more using concrete materials, pictures, and symbols.

Materials

-Dry erase board (magnetized)
-4 Hula hoops
-36 magnets of any shape
-Tape
-Assessment worksheet (see Associated File)
-Place value chart showing ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands place

Preparations

1. Gather materials
2. Prior to the lesson, review place value chart with the class.
3. Run the assessment worksheet prior to the lesson (see Associated Files).

Procedures

1. Put up a Place Value chart showing thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones place.

2. Set up one hula hoop in the dry erase marker tray. Tape top to the dry erase board.

3. Label the hoop as representing the “ones” place.

4. Use magnet shapes to put inside the hoop for one digit numbers up to 9. Write a number on the board and let students place the correct number of magnet shapes inside the hoop. Each magnet shape represents one digit. Repeat for all numbers, 0-9. An empty hoop “shows” the visual for a zero to “save a place”.

5. Demonstrate regrouping by explaining that 9 is the largest number possible for any one hoop.

6. Continue by setting up another hula hoop to the left of the ones hoop, touching sides. Tape and label the hoop as representing the “tens” place. Use magnet shapes to put inside both hoops to show numbers up to 99. Select several numbers for the students to demonstrate placement of correct number of shapes inside hoops.

7. Proceed by setting up another hula hoop to the left of the tens hoop. Tape and label the hoop as representing the “hundreds” place. Use magnet shapes to put inside all three hoops to show numbers up to 999. Select several numbers for the students to demonstrate placement of correct number of shapes inside hoops.

8. Set up another hula hoop to the left of the hundreds hoop. Tape and label the hoop as representing the “thousands” place. Use magnet shapes to put inside all four hoops to show numbers up to 9999. Select several numbers for the students to demonstrate placement of correct number of shapes inside hoops.

9. Make sure every student has a chance to place shapes inside the hoops at least once.

10. Pass out the Place Value (see Associated Files) worksheet and let each student complete it on their own. Collect and score the results.

Assessments

Students complete an assessment worksheet with at least 80% accuracy (see Associated Files) to demonstrate their ability to group numbers to 1000.

Attached Files

Place Value worksheet     File Extension: pdf