Place Value Candy Store

In this three-week course, learners will practice their place value skills and see math connect to real world situations.
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50 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Learners will translate between ways of representing numbers using place value: standard representation (e.g. 123), expanded notation (e.g. 100 + 20 + 3), expanded verbal form (e.g. one hundred, two tens, and three ones), and physical/simulated representations using blocks or an abacus.
Learners will use place value to represent money.
Learners will calculate totals.
Learners will use other similar level math skills like skip counting and simple bar graph reading.
Learners will apply math skills to situational problems.
I have a master's degree in math education for grades 5-12, as well as further graduate coursework in mathematics, and teach developmental, dual credit, and regular math classes for my local junior college.
Learners will have simple prep assignments such as thinking of a name for the store and coloring illustrations on worksheets (to familiarize themselves with the worksheet) before some sessions. They also may sometimes have unfinished problems to complete.
Learners should be prepared with materials they usually use for mathematical problem solving -- examples include counters, pencil and paper, whiteboard and marker, measuring tape to use as a number line, etc.
For writing/drawing on worksheets in TeacherMade, a touchscreen device or drawing tablet is a plus, but a keyboard and mouse will work.

Optional: As part of the first session, learners will have the opportunity to make a simple abacus. If they wish to make one, they will need three fuzzy wires and 30 beads (10 each of three different colors, or 5 each of 6 different colors to use in pairs)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The CoolMath4Kids Base Ten Blocks page is a virtual manipulative which learners may use. I will use it to demonstrate some problems. No account is needed and it does not include any web forms where learners can give personal information.
TeacherMade is a site designed for school use which allows learners to access and complete worksheets, tutorials, and practice problems. If they wish, such as for added privacy, learners can sign in using a nickname or pseudonym.
Run a Candy Store: A Place Value Project by Shelley Gray


Avrila at Math With Avrila
Lives in the United States
Here to make math make sense!
3 total reviews
10 completed classes

About Me

Hello mathematicians, puzzlers, and other curious people!

I'm a homeschool graduate, math professor, textile/sewing enthusiast, literary hobbyist, and general curious individual, here to share all of the above with the next generation. Math... 
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