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  • Amy Johnson

    November 23, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I wonder about using decimals for the comparison to pull the powers of ten out of students…

    0.8 compared to 0.08

    Students could be given tens unit blocks, but since I have sixth grade they only get a small amount.

    This could help to have them see the additive–lining up decimals compared to the multiplicative multiplying by 10 which is a movement of decimals perhaps.

    I am not sure but I feel like we take this exploration to the back. Could it be because it is so hard to draw because of the powers of ten?