I'm a first year fifth grade teacher, and I realized yesterday when I started trying to teach place value that I have no idea how to teach math. All the math I taught in practicums and student teaching was either scripted or gave very specific activities. Now I'm on my own with my own kids the first unit in our program (which is just a big book of math problems) is place value, powers of ten, and decimals. I'm at a loss as to what to do for this. Later stuff in the year like factoring, probability, stuff like that I'm more okay with teaching, but this stuff? I have no clue! Any ideas and input would be great!