Ioan set up a ‘Baby Yoda Quest’ about place value up to ‘hundreds’. Finny had to help The Mandalorian recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones), then cross the river to get to Baby Yoda.
What is place value?
Place value is the value of each digit in a number. It is important that children understand that while a digit can be the same, its value depends on where it is in the number.
For example, the 9 in 490 represents 9 tens, or 90; however, the 9 in 9,002 represents 9 thousands, or 9,000.
- Mandalorian and Baby Yoda BrickHeadz
- Grapat loose parts
- Lego pieces and crocodile
- Ten grids
- Base Ten set
- Grimms concentric rings
- Grimms semi circles
- Blue scarf
Ioan explained what Mando had to do in the first challenge on his quest:
In the second challenge, he had to avoid the snapping jaws of the hungry crocodile.
The next challenges were looking at two-digit numbers (tens and ones) and involved counting in tens.
The next challenge required Finny to compare an estimate of jumbled ‘ones’, with a set of ‘ones’ set out in straight lines of ten.
Finny had to use base 10 to make some three-digit numbers (hundreds, tens, ones).
In the final challenge, Finny had to identify and represent, the place value of each digit in the three-digit numbers he had made.
DfES National Curriculum (2013)
Numeracy Year 3 programme of study
Number – number and place value
- recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
- compare and order numbers up to 1000
- identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
- read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words
- solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.