How to Model Place Value Online

Published On: September 12th, 2017·By ·

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Perfect for interactive whiteboards, web browsers, and mobile devices, this tool can help students model place value online.

In this 3-Minute Problem Solver, SimpleK12 Trainer Monica burns explains how to model place value using Number Pieces.

Number Pieces helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computation skills with multi-digit numbers. – About Number Pieces

How to Model Place Value OnlineIn the video, Monica shows how to get started with the basic web app and start modeling place values. You can use the number pieces for regrouping, adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing. There are also edge pieces for displaying dimensions of any arrays created, and drawing tools for labeling of your finished creations.

For more from Monica on helpful math tools, take a look at this training session, 15 Free Mobile Apps for Math Practice and Improvement. There are plenty of engaging, free mobile apps to help motivate students to improve math skills. Join Monica Burns as she shares fifteen of her favorite free apps for motivating students and helping them master key math skills.

Can you see yourself using this tool with your students? Leave me some feedback in a comment on this article.

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About Our “Model Place Value” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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