# Activities

• • • ##### Subject Area

• Math: Elementary Math: Basic Facts
• Math: Elementary Math: Math and Literature
• Math: Elementary Math: Number Sense and Estimation
• Math: Elementary Math: Number Operations

• ##### Author K-5

60 Minutes

• TI-10
• ##### Other Materials
This is Activity 4 from the EXPLORATIONS Book:
Math at Your Fingertips with the TI-10

The following materials are required for this activity:
• Book: How the Second Grade Got \$8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty
• Chart paper
• Transparency
• Marker
• Set of number tiles, 0 - 9
• Place value boards
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Putting Things in Place

#### Activity Overview

Students investigate the value of the digits in \$8,205.50 and determine the number of thousands, hundreds, tens, ones and even the number of dimes and pennies. The concept is then extended to additional situations. They learn where to place a decimal when writing amounts of money and to perform addition and subtraction operations with money.

#### Before the Activity

• See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
• Print pages 45 - 56 from the attached PDF file for your class
• #### During the Activity

Distribute the page to the class.

Activity A:

• Discuss the idea of a field trip and read the book to the class

• Activity B:
• Calculate and record the money collected and spent in the story with the help of a TI-10

• Activity C:
• Find out how many thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, dimes and pennies are in the amount stated in the story
• Similarly find out the number of hundreds, tens, ones, dimes and pennies are in the amount of money collected in the cafeteria

• Activity D:
• Find the number of bills and coins needed for the PTA collection of \$ 3,091.82
• Observe that nine tens and no hundreds are needed

• Activity E:
• Pass out a set of number tiles, instruct students to construct, read numbers, identify the values of the digits by following oral directions
• Use the table to show different combination of coins that can be used to make forty cents
• #### After the Activity

• Review student results:
• As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
• Re-teach concepts as necessary