Module 2 discussion: One- to three-digit numbers through play


  • Primrose Silungile Ximba

    April 20, 2023 at 11:50 am

    The teacher can help learners cut out numbers from 0 – 9, each leaner must have his/ her own numbers, then place a chart with colourful place values ( H for Hundreds, T for tens and U for units) play a video or tell a story that will be about 3 missing siblings numbers the older, the middle and the last number …….. then ask learners to help these numbers find their positions on the chart. You can then give them other numbers then they sort them in groups they can design their own place value chart.

    • Alice Bonakele Manqele

      August 27, 2023 at 5:58 pm

      I like the idea and it will make maths be fun.

      • Silindile Mavuso

        September 14, 2023 at 2:13 am

        I like your idea


        September 19, 2023 at 12:48 pm

        Brilliant idea. Will use this my learners

    • Nomsa Goodness

      September 13, 2023 at 4:31 pm

      Yes my method i will callect the tips for bottle after that i will draw a maybe a spaces of 8 to a3 paper then i will group them inorder to make fun and understand better

    • Samkelisiwe Vundla

      September 13, 2023 at 8:24 pm

      Brilliant idea,I’m gonna use this method to my learners. Using objects grabs their attention and it will be able to get the picture fast

    • Nomathemba Nhlonipho Mpanza

      September 15, 2023 at 11:57 am

      Yes it’s a good idea for the learners to learn with play

    • Lungile Nokwanda Shange

      September 15, 2023 at 9:41 pm

      I like the idea it’s fine and easier to understand

    • Bongiwe Gumbi

      September 16, 2023 at 11:08 am

      I like the idea, it makes the learning fun


      September 17, 2023 at 3:42 am

      Good idea I like that n learning will be easy

    • Pretty Xolo

      September 17, 2023 at 5:58 am

      Excellent idea this can be fun and easy to do for learners

    • Khulani Nqubeko Magagula

      September 17, 2023 at 10:10 pm

      I like the idea and it makes math fun and enjoyable.

    • Nomfundo Cele

      September 23, 2023 at 2:59 am

      I agree. Learning through play helps learners enjoy learning and it makes them understand easily.

    • Zinhle Ngema

      September 27, 2023 at 7:45 pm

      Wow I’m going to use your I dea , thank you Maximba

  • Mabua Nare

    June 4, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Introduce place-value to learners. Draw a table outlining the place value to 3 digit number, writ a 3 digit number on the chalkboard, allow learners to figure out the position of each digit, they can answer loudly or write on the board, you will be checking the misconception of learners, from there you can assist where they went wrong

  • Marietjie Coetzee

    June 8, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    I use building blocks. For the hundreds, I use a 3-by-1 block (it has 3 nodes). For the tens, I use a 2-by-1 block (it has two nodes) and for the ones, I use a 1-by-1 block (one node). I write numbers on the blocks and learners build them to find the place value of the numbers.

  • Thembisile Khanyisile

    June 10, 2023 at 10:35 am

    I can introduce place value to learners starting from simple numbers like 2digits numbers ,,gives clarity using counters matching tens & units ,use learners themselves to represent number given , then proceed to bigger numbers using hundreds with building blocks , role-playing method will also be used to instill the knowledge of these 3 terms (hundreds,tens and units

  • Nontando Buyisile Zulu

    June 19, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    One of them is using number blocks or manipulatives, where learners can physically touch and move the blocks to form numbers and understand their value. Another idea is to play number recognition games, such as “number scavenger hunt” where learners have to find and identify numbers around the classroom or playground. Additionally, educators could use songs or rhymes to teach learners numbers, as music can help with memory retention.

  • Emalda Julius

    July 7, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I use the ten base blocks to build a number. Learner work in pairs ,Roll the dice. The number the dice land on are recorded example: 2and 6 .The learner build the number using the ten base blocks to show place value. Learner discuss 2(tens) and 6 (Units) they can also record and write 26 2tens and 6 units. Learners explore and discover interact with each other.

  • Maria Maria

    August 22, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    One can put the learners in groups of 3 and allow one learner to go or run in-between the groups by again counting in 3’s during counting if the learner gets skips or incorrectly counts he or she will be out allowing the other learner to count in 3’s as well until everyone gets their fair chance of counting.

  • Charlotte Palesa Tsiloane

    August 27, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    I colour out drawings of fruits or vegetables sometimes animals, give each the same picture either fruits or vegetables then make them paste on the A4 page each written number 1-2-3… Then allow them to paste one fruit on number page Witten 1 then paste 2 fruits on a page written 2 then 3 fruits on the page written 3 fruits or it can be one page with different number and fruits not forgetting a song that ryhmes with all the numbers of fruits that we are working on…eg.. I have one green apple 2 yellow oranges and 3 red tomatoes lalalalalala💃repeat the song while holding pictures of the numbers that they are singing about…it makes them easy to understand and trust me

  • Ncamsile Mthethwa

    September 2, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Sorting games: provide a set of cards with one-to three digit numbers of them ask the learner to sort the cards into different groups based on the number of digits. For example they can create groups of one- digit number, two digit numbers and three digit numbers. This activity will help them visually categorize the numbers and understand the concept of digits placement

    • Ayanda Cleo Thembeka Mtetwa

      September 13, 2023 at 7:59 pm

      Introduce counting using objects so that it will be much easier to work with something that they can see

  • Bekezela Nomusa Khumalo

    September 9, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Learners can also use the matching game. Identify or pick a card number and find dots that match with it. They will be sorting them out as they pick.

  • Thembi Luvuno

    September 9, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I introduce place value to my kids is the family that has parents sisters or brothers and babies.

    Parents are hundreds, sisters are tens babies are ones. So if one family vusiit another family. Parents sits together.sisters with sisters then babies plays together. This becomes easy fir them to find the answer.

  • Nontokozo Makhanya

    September 11, 2023 at 11:25 pm

    Yes I think it is a good idea because children can easly know thing or math by doing something that is fun but not pushing them to know that thing cause they won’t understand you

  • Bongumusa Buthelezi

    September 11, 2023 at 11:28 pm

    Yes because help leaners to understand well leason in the classroom

  • Mbalenhle Thandeka Mkhwanazi

    September 12, 2023 at 8:21 am

    yes,because its will be useful for the learners to participate in the classroom and get along with the teacher.


    September 12, 2023 at 9:19 am

    I like the idea and it will make maths be fun.

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