**New Zealand Curriculum: **Level 2

**Learning Progression Frameworks:** Additive thinking, Signpost 5 to Signpost 6

#### Target students and diagnostic questions

These activities are intended for students who are yet to understand place value with two-, and three-digit numbers. By the end of Level 2 of NZC, and Step 5 of LPFs, students are expected to know most, or all, of their addition and subtraction basic facts (number bonds to 20). Some students who need teaching of place value with two-digit and three-digit whole numbers will still need to work on their basic facts.

The following diagnostic questions indicate students’ understanding of whole number place value to 3 digits. The questions are in order of complexity. If the student answers a question confidently and with understanding proceed to the next question. If not, then use the supporting activities to build or strengthen fluency and understanding. Allow access to pencil and paper and to a calculator when suggested in the notes. (show diagnostic questions)

The questions should be presented orally and in a written form so that the student can refer to them. The questions may be changed to other contexts that are engaging to your students.

- [Prepare a collection of 47 objects, such as ice block sticks, buttons, or interlocking cubes].

**Here are 47 ice block sticks. **[Record 47]

**I want you to put them into bunches of ten.**

How many bunches will you make?

Will you have any left over? How many?

__Signs of fluency and understanding:__

Anticipates that 4 collections of ten are possible with 7 objects remaining. In this case do not ask the student to group the objects physically.

__What to notice if they don’t solve the problem fluently:__

Based on visual appearance the student speculates about how many collections of ten can be made. Similarly speculates about the remaining ones. This indicates that the student needs opportunities to connect two-digit numbers with groups of ten and remaining ones.

__Supporting activity:__

Connecting two-digit place value with groupings

**Please read this number **[Write 29].

*What is the number that is one more than 29?*

What is the number that is ten more than 29?

What is the number that is ten less than 29?

__Signs of fluency and understanding:__

Reads 29 correctly and knows that one more than 29 is 30. Finds ten more by adding one to the tens digit (to get 39) and ten less by subtracting one from the tens digit (to get 19).

__What to notice if they don’t solve the problem fluently:__

Counting up by ones, possibly by beginning from a trusted number, such as 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, to find one more than 29. This indicates that the student needs opportunities to count up and back by ones through the decades.

Counting up, or down, by ones to find the number that is ten more or ten less. This is likely to occur with finger tracking to monitor the count. This indicates the student needs opportunities to count in tens forwards and backwards from any number, and to associate the counting with changes in quantities.

__Supporting activity:__

One and ten more or less with two-digit whole numbers

*Here are some ice block sticks. *(Any place value-based materials like ice block sticks bundled into tens and hundreds, BeaNZ in canisters, play money, or place value blocks are suitable).

**Please make this number of ice block sticks. **[Write 458]

__Signs of fluency and understanding:__

Creates the correct amount by counting 4 hundreds, 5 tens, and 8 ones. This indicates that the student connects the digits in each place with quantities.

__What to notice if they don’t solve the problem fluently:__

Confuses the places and chooses the wrong number of each unit or treat all places as the same unit. This indicates the student needs opportunities to connect the numerals in 3-digit numbers with place value-based materials.

Ignored the meaning of the digits and counts in ones. Stop the student if that occurs.

__Supporting activity:__

Connecting three-digit place value with groupings

**Please read this number **[Write 567].

*Start at 567 and count forwards in tens. *(Let the student continue until they reach 627)

**Start at 567 and count backwards in tens. **(Let the student continue until they reach 487)

__Signs of fluency and understanding:__

Reads 596 correctly. Counts up through 600 and back through 500 fluently adjusting the appropriate digits, i.e., 587, 597, 607 and 517, 507, 497. This indicates the student is able to control counting sequences of three-digit numbers by tens.

__What to notice if they don’t solve the problem fluently:__

Unable to count up, and back, through a century in tens. This indicates the student needs opportunities to connect counting sequences with place value-based quantities. In particular they need experience of collecting ten tens to make 100, and decomposing 100 to make ten tens.

__Supporting activity:__

Counting sequences with three-digit numbers

*You get $382 from the bank.* [Record the amount].

**They pay you in $10 notes. **

**How many notes do you get? What coins do you get?**

__Signs of fluency and understanding:__

Knows that 382 is 380 + 2. Understands nested place value by showing that 380 contains 38 tens. The student may say they will get a $2 coin as well.

__What to notice if they don’t solve the problem fluently:__

Knows that ten tens are in 100. Counts 10, 20, 30 tens to reach 300, then counts in units of ten, 310, 320, 330, 340, …, 380 to get an answer of 38 tens. This indicates the student needs experience with anticipating the number of tens in three-digit numbers.

Counts up in tens to reach 380, tracking tens as they go. Usually the student will use some recording, such as tally marks, to organise the counting of tens. This indicates that the student needs experience in composing hundreds from tens and decomposing hundreds to form ten tens.

__Supporting activity:__

Finding the number of tens in three-digit numbers

#### Teaching activities