Problems 1-8

These problems are making sure you understand the idea of explaining what a number means by writing it is expanded notation.
Problems 9-14

See Example 1. (Yes, you are supposed to draw a picture showing the meaning of each of these).
Problems 15-30

See Example 3; these problems are really dealing with order of operations (from Chapter 1). You need to be able to do these before you can understand expanded notation.
Problems 31-42

Write the numbers in expanded notation. See Examples 2 and 4.
Problems 43-48

An abacus is a physical way of representing a number in expanded form. Read the directions for these problems carefully, and look at the example in Figure 4.3.
Problems 49-56

These problems reverse the process you did in Problems 43-48. Look at the example in Figure 4.2.
Problems 50-57

These problems reverse the process you did in Problems 44-49. Look at the example in Figure 4.3.
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These problems are making sure you understand the idea of explaining what a number means by writing it is expanded notation.

See Example 1. (Yes, you are supposed to draw a picture showing the meaning of each of these).

See Example 3; these problems are really dealing with order of operations (from Chapter 1). You need to be able to do these before you can understand expanded notation.

Write the numbers in expanded notation. See Examples 2 and 4.

An abacus is a physical way of representing a number in expanded form. Read the directions for these problems carefully, and look at the example in Figure 4.3.

These problems reverse the process you did in Problems 43-48. Look at the example in Figure 4.2.

These problems reverse the process you did in Problems 44-49. Look at the example in Figure 4.3.