Reflection: Lesson Planning What is a Digit - Section 4: Closing


As expected, most of the children defined a digit as a number. Two children were still unclear about what a digit was, and will need more reinforcement of the term. For all of the children I will continue to use the term digit to refer to a single number and remind students that the digit can only be one number and not more than one.

This is a concept that is often assumed that children understand. When we probe deeper we realize that the math term we are using is not one that children understand, or understand in the way that we are using it. 

It is important to check for understanding when using math terms.

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What is a Digit

Unit 4: Sensible Numbers
Lesson 2 of 2

Objective: SWBAT define a digit and identify a digit located in the ones place, the tens place, and the 100s place.

Big Idea: Students extend their understanding of the place value system, in base-ten notation, recognizing that the digits in each place represent amounts of hundreds, tens or ones.

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