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A Big Sum

A demanding activity

Target NC Level 5

A Big Sum

To increase understanding of place value with 3 and 4 digit numbers.
To develop reasoning skills based on working with large numbers.

This activity is quite demanding. It works well as a whole class activity or as an extension to some of the related work shown below. There are several solutions to the problem.

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Other Resources Needed

One 0-9 set of small number cards

Print Number Cards

Related Work

provides a range of related lower level work based on trying to achieve number targets using only one set of number cards.
Reasoning About Number
, a series of open-ended activities.

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