Understanding Place Value is one in a series of Math Perspectives Understanding Numbers sets of stations.
The 8 tasks in the Understanding Numbers: PLace Value set give students a variety of experiences that help them think of numbers in terms of their underlying structure.
The focus is on 100s, 10s and 1s with variations that focus on smaller numbers (10s and 1s) or larger numbers (1000s 100s 10s and 1s.) Each of the tasks requires the students to reorganize various groups of 100s, 10s and 1s when combining and comparing quantities.
Working with the numbers in this way focuses them on the structure of the numbers and helps them recognize the equivalent values inherent in the base ten number system.