Hands-On Math: Chip Trading is a very useful way for student visualize images of numbers, intuitively understand place value and deepen their understanding of addition and subtraction. Use Chip Trading to have students represent numbers, as well as read and write the numbers. Rules for regrouping can be difficult for children. Use Chip Trading to illustrate regrouping by dragging and dropping chips from one column to another.
Hands-On Math: Chip Trading simulates the use of a popular math manipulative used to teach place value and addition and subtraction with regrouping.
Chip Trading is one of the best ways to help students place value. Students place chips representing one, ten, one hundred or one thousand on an interactive Playground to represent numbers. Chips can be regrouped or exchanged by dragging a virtual manipulative from one column to the next.
Using Hands-On Math: Chip Trading students can develop the following important mathematical concepts:
- Place value concepts
- Regrouping in the ones, tens and hundreds places
- Basic operations: addition and subtraction
- Naming numbers
- Expanded notation
- Reading and writing numbers