Learning three-digit numbers can be a challenging part of the math curriculum for many second graders. This lesson helps to support second graders' understanding of larger numbers by teaching them place value. Kids will compare three-digit numbers and learn to count up to 1000 with guided instruction. When the lesson is finished, consider printing out the corresponding worksheets recommended by our curriculum designers.
This lesson is a continuation of place value practice, and offers more instruction on identifying tens and ones in 2-digit numbers. Once first graders are able to quickly identify place value they are then able to understand on a deeper level what larger numbers actually mean. This is crucial for the math fluency that will support higher-level concepts in the later grades.
Give your students the tools they need to succeed with these resources that take them a step further in their number comparison careers. Comparing three-digit numbers puts your students' knowledge of place values and their importance to the test, strengthening previously acquired skills. Struggling students may feel more comfortable starting with our comparing two-digit numbers resources.