Description: A collection of strategies (with examples and handouts) for helping students with learning and attention issues to develop methods for multiplying and dividing numbers. Explicitly teach how to compose a number (create a multi-digit number from its components by place, such as ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands). Then, teach how to interpret the number's meaning (6,427 means 6 thousands, 4 hundreds, 2 tens, and 7 ones). Using a place value mat, students should use place value chips to make the number 89. Next, have students create a four-digit number with place value chips on the mat.*Teacher Advisor is 100% free.