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Grade 3: Place Value Unit

Exemplars has organized the individual math TEKS into rich Units of Study for grades K–5. The definition of the third grade Place Value Unit is noted below.

Place Value Unit

The Place Value Unit involves understanding and representing the relative position, magnitude and relationships within the numeration system in order to answer questions such as:

  • How can you use the additive property of place value to decompose this number?
  • How can you use the multiplicative property of place value to describe the meaning of each digit in the number 654,321?
  • How can you use the base ten property of place value to explain the relationship between each of the digits in the number 555,555?
  • What other way(s) can you use hundred thousands, ten thousands, thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones to show this number without changing its value?
Standards covered: 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C, 3.2D

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