# Place Value Math Story – General Sherman Tree

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Sequoia National Park in California is known for its giant trees. The largest of these is the General Sherman Tree. The General Sherman Tree is about 275 feet tall. That’s taller than a 27-story building!

Imagine you could use a piece of string to measure around the truck of the General Sherman Tree. Your string would need to be one hundred three feet long!

Although the General Sherman Tree is very tall, there are taller trees. One tree in California’s Redwood National Forest is over 379 feet high! Maybe there is an even taller tree hidden deep in the forest. Do you think there could be a tree 380, 390, or even 400 feet tall somewhere?

Imagine you could use a piece of string to measure around the truck of the General Sherman Tree. Your string would need to be one hundred three feet long!

Although the General Sherman Tree is very tall, there are taller trees. One tree in California’s Redwood National Forest is over 379 feet high! Maybe there is an even taller tree hidden deep in the forest. Do you think there could be a tree 380, 390, or even 400 feet tall somewhere?

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E.

How do you write the number 379 in words?

- three hundred eighty-nine
- three hundred sixty-seven
- three hundred seventy-nine
- three hundred ninety-seven

F.

How do you write the number 275 in expanded form?

- 200 + 70 + 5
- 200 + 7 + 50
- 20 + 70 + 5
- 20 + 7 + 5

G.

How do you write the number 379 in expanded form?

- 3 + 7 + 9
- 30 + 70 + 90
- 300 + 7 + 90
- 300 + 70 + 9

H.

Which correctly compares the numbers 379 and 275?

- 379 = 275
- 379 > 275
- 375 < 275

I.

Look at the number pattern.

380, 390, 400

The numbers skip-count by which amount?

380, 390, 400

The numbers skip-count by which amount?

- ones
- fives
- tens
- hundreds

J.

What two numbers comes next in the pattern?

380, 390, 400, ,

380, 390, 400, ,

- 360, 370
- 401, 402
- 410, 420
- 500, 600