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Arithmetic Application: Plastics and Place Value

Americans manufacture, use, and recycle plastic products. In this activity students look at data regarding the use of plastics in order to learn and apply skills related to place value.

"Plastics and Place Value" includes four videos to support the instruction. The first video discusses place value in general. The other three videos analyze EPA data on plastics manufacturing, recycling, and the amounts that end up in land fills. The data includes numbers to the thousands, although they represent millions of tons of data. Students learn to read these values from the table, as well as how to properly interpret these numbers.

Note: The download is a PDF file that includes the link to the GoogleDoc version.

Grade Range K - 2
Curriculum Nodes Arithmetic
    • Numbers and Patterns
        • Place Value
Copyright Year 2021
Keywords place value