Why is it that my students can do the really hard stuff in math like mixed addition and subtraction with regrouping but are struggling with easy, basic place value ?
I just taught a 2 week unit on place value to 1,000. The kids were doing great with whiteboard practice and worksheets. We also used manipulatives to cover all of the bases. I just corrected the chapter test and only 7 kids out of 19 passed. It is so frustrating. I will have to re-teach this somehow. I can't see moving forward if they can't get it. Any suggestions???