# Teaching 4.NBT.A.1 – Digit in One Place Represents Ten Times what it Represents in the Place to its Right

## Number & Operations in Base Ten – 4th Grade

**Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.**

Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

*For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division*.

**Teacher Notes
**The teacher needs to understand the relationship between the base ten number system and place value. The teacher must be able to explain that the value of a digit changes depending on where it is located in a number.

Understanding how the value of a digit changes depending on where it is located in a number is essential. In a base ten system, multiplying or dividing a number by 10 changes the value of the digit by one whole place value position.

**Student Knowledge Goals**

I know the value of each digit in a given number to one million.

I know multiplying by 10 increases a number’s value and shifts its place one position to the left.

I know strategies for multiplying by 10.

I can explain that a digit in one place represents 10 times what it represents in the place to its right.

**Vocabulary**

place value

place value positions (hundreds, ten thousands, millions, etc.)

**Lessons**

Engage NY Module 1 A-2 – Recognize a digit represents 10 times the value of what it represents in the place to its right.

Count on Lesson/Activity – Includes printable worksheet

**Student Video Lessons**

Virtual Nerd 4.NBT.A.1

Learn Zillion Video Lessons

Study Jams – Place Value

Visualizing Large Numbers

**Online Problems, Games, and Assessments
**Khan Academy – Questions and Video Lessons

Place Values

Convert Between Place Values

Place Value Number Line

**Printables**

4.NBT.A.1 Worksheets