# Place Value is Smashingly Fun

## AppSmashing: Defined

Through AppSmashing, students are empowered with technological resources. AppSmashing involves integrating content and informational resources from a selection of apps to finish a task. It promotes “creation and publishing without limits.”

## Relevant Curriculum Standard: Understanding Place Value

MGSE1.NBT.4 Add within 100, including adding a two- digit number and a one-digit number and adding a two- digit number and a multiple of ten (e.g., 24 + 9, 13 + 10, 27 + 40), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

## Apps Needed (2)

1 - Math Bugs by Happsan

3 - Index Card by DenVog

## Activity Instructions

Students should access the "Index Card" app to compute various addition and subtraction problems; teachers will need to upload problems beforehand for students to complete in the app queue. A worksheet should be provided to students to record their responses.

Then, students will practice place value by building bugs with "parts" that correspond to various place holder values (i.e.: antennae, wings, etc.) using the "Math Bugs" app. Be sure students take screen-shots of the completed bugs.

Finally, students should upload the screen-shots into the "Write About This" app. Students will then explain either in written and/or verbal format the specific place holder values (i.e.: the 5 in 5234 is in the thousands place). This is the major tool of assessment.