Mrs. Butler’s 3rd grade math students have been working with carrying, borrowing and nailing down place value. The objective for today’s lesson was to listen to the number given, place the number correctly within the place value grid and then, correctly add or subtract being careful to carry or borrow from the correct column. Students were excited to master 3 digit carrying/borrowing!

The next step will be to show how adding another place value doesn’t change the pattern, but only the numbers. (We purposely did not put the line under our problems as we wanted to make sure we could reuse our chart and this seemed easier for all students. 100% by all!)