MAFS.4.NBT.1.1

Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 4
Domain-Subdomain: Number and Operations in Base Ten
Cluster: Level 1: Recall
Cluster: Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers. (Major Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications

  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may contain whole numbers within 1,000,000. Items may not compare digits across more than 1 place value.
  • Calculator :

    No

  • Context :

    No context

Sample Test Items (2)
  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question:

    How many times greater is the value of the 4 in 640,700 than the value of the 4 in 64,070?

  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: EE: Equation Editor

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012060: Mathematics - Grade Four (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7712050: Access Mathematics Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MAFS.4.NBT.1.AP.1a: Compare the value of a digit when it is represented in a different place of two three-digit numbers (e.g., The digit 2 in 124 is ten times the digit 2 in 472).

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Assessments

Sample 4 - Fourth Grade Math State Interim Assessment:

This is a State Interim Assessment for fourth grade.

Type: Assessment

Sample 3 - Fourth Grade Math State Interim Assessment:

This is a State Interim Assessment for fourth grade.

Type: Assessment

Formative Assessments

Comparing Amounts of Baseball Cards:

Students are asked to compare the value of the digit three in 35 baseball cards to the value of the digit three in 350 baseball cards.

Type: Formative Assessment

Base Ten Place Value:

Students are given opportunities to explain the relationship between place value and the power of ten in multiplying and dividing.

Type: Formative Assessment

Seven Hundred Seventy Seven:

Students are asked to consider the number 777 and how each of the digits in the number are related.

Type: Formative Assessment

Family Vacations:

Students are given three-digit numbers in the context of a word problem and are asked to tell how much greater the digit in the tens place is than the digit in the ones place.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

10X Bigger!:

In this lesson students will move from constructing concrete models of what happens to a number when you multiply the number by 10 into drawing their own pictorial representations of the same process with numbers up to 1,000. They will develop an understanding of the rule 'a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right' and apply this rule to a variety of situations.

Type: Lesson Plan

What's My Value?:

This lesson will allow students to deepen their knowledge in place value. The teacher will use modeling, guided math groups, and independent practice to help students understand that the digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. Students will use base 10 blocks to build numbers and make general observations about the values of numbers. Students will also draw and label models, to make understanding concrete. In groups of 4-5, students will work together and discuss (using discussion questions) to deepen their knowledge on the topic.

Type: Lesson Plan

Terrific Tim’s Ten Tiny Toes:

Students will learn how a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. Students will model and solve real-world problems on their own and with their friends using word problems, snacks, and their friends' toes!

Type: Lesson Plan

The Right Rental:

In this MEA students will have to find the right rental for a client as they use their knowledge of numbers and some reasoning. Students will read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

The Treasure of Aryabhata: Place Value Comparison:

Help solve mysteries built on patterns of ten to discover the treasure of our number system in this interactive student tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

How to use an abacus (to represent multi-digit numbers):

In this tutorial video from Khan Academy, learn to use an abacus to represent multi-digit numbers. This video will explain how the beads on an abacus can each represent ten times the value of the bead to its right.

Type: Tutorial

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

The Right Rental:

In this MEA students will have to find the right rental for a client as they use their knowledge of numbers and some reasoning. Students will read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

MFAS Formative Assessments

Base Ten Place Value:

Students are given opportunities to explain the relationship between place value and the power of ten in multiplying and dividing.

Comparing Amounts of Baseball Cards:

Students are asked to compare the value of the digit three in 35 baseball cards to the value of the digit three in 350 baseball cards.

Family Vacations:

Students are given three-digit numbers in the context of a word problem and are asked to tell how much greater the digit in the tens place is than the digit in the ones place.

Seven Hundred Seventy Seven:

Students are asked to consider the number 777 and how each of the digits in the number are related.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

The Treasure of Aryabhata: Place Value Comparison:

Help solve mysteries built on patterns of ten to discover the treasure of our number system in this interactive student tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

The Treasure of Aryabhata: Place Value Comparison:

Help solve mysteries built on patterns of ten to discover the treasure of our number system in this interactive student tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

How to use an abacus (to represent multi-digit numbers):

In this tutorial video from Khan Academy, learn to use an abacus to represent multi-digit numbers. This video will explain how the beads on an abacus can each represent ten times the value of the bead to its right.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Tutorial

How to use an abacus (to represent multi-digit numbers):

In this tutorial video from Khan Academy, learn to use an abacus to represent multi-digit numbers. This video will explain how the beads on an abacus can each represent ten times the value of the bead to its right.

Type: Tutorial