this is the problem.

on my daughters math homework the problem says:

use the number 913,256.

write the name of the period  that has the digits 913.
Common Core sucks!  Math was fine the way it was, we managed to get the correct answers.  Someone just wanted to invent another way to get the same answer and make money off of it!  Leave it the way it was, and let the teachers teach it!

My daughter brought this worksheet home today too.

You have 913,256 as the problem. We know that if we work from 6 over the #'s are in these places: 6 in the ones, 5 in the tens, 2 in the hundreds, 3 in the thousands, 1 in the ten thousands and the 9 in the hundred thousands spot.

They teach the kids to group these. So the one spot, ten spot and hundred spot are called ONES PERIOD. The thousands, ten thousands and hundred thousands are grouped in THOUSANDS PERIOD.
answered Sep 12, 2012 by anonymous

Just in case I didn't write that clear; the answer is Thousands Period.

answered Sep 12, 2012 by anonymous
nine hundred thirteen thousand
answered Aug 14, 2013 by anonymous
My son has this tonight. I took calculus and a couple of statistics classes in college, but I'm stumped!!! Help!!
answered Aug 15, 2013 by anonymous
the answer is the thousands group . its the way they word the problem that complicates it . 913,256 256 being the ones group 913 being the thousands group . so the name of the period with 913 , is the thousands group .
glad to see i'm not the only one who didn't understand this 4th grade math question because i'm pretty good at math....i totally agree the way the question was worded made it way confusing....thanks for the help
answered Sep 4, 2013 by anonymous
By any chance are any of you doing this 4th grade home work from Massachusetts? NR?
answered Sep 10, 2013 by anonymous
answered Sep 12, 2013 by anonymous
answered Sep 13, 2013 by k123
Wow thanks to all for the help as this is my daughters homework tonight and I had no idea what the answers was.
answered Sep 18, 2013 by anonymous
900,000+10,000+13,000+200+50+6
answered Sep 23, 2013 by le
I feel like I need to take a "night course" just to HELP my son do his homework!!!!! WTF IS THIS MATH!?? I do NOT remember EVER having these issues when I was in school ... which was a loooong time ago ... but still ... c'mon! These poor kids ... US POOR PARENTS!!!!! The worst part??! ... it's ONLY 4th GRADE!!!! ... what the **** am I going to do for the rest of his academic career??!!!!!
answered Oct 1, 2013 by 4thgrdMOM
I completely agree, new common Core just confuses the heck out of people.  We did this same math as kids, same concepts, but it was simple and straight forward and the questions weren't confusing.  Common Core has just made it harder to understand what they are asking.  So frustrating!!  Our poor children and us poor parents!  Happy I found this site, though.  At least we have a place to go for help with deciphering what the heck they're asking for in the 4th grade math books!

Each digit in a number has a place value that tells you how much that digit is worth.
Each place value is ten times as large as the next place value to the right.

Numbers are arranged into three place values called periods
The places in the period repeat (hundreds, tens, ones.)
Commas are used to separate periods.

Place Value Chart

answered Apr 5, 2014 by Tanishqa Nagwanshi
Thank you so much. I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who had trouble with this one.
answered Aug 21, 2014 by anonymous
The answer is the "thousands period".  The thousands, ten-thousands, and hundred-thousands place value are group together into the "Thousands period".  I was a math teacher and I never heard it referred to as a period!

My daughter had the same exact math problem today.
answered Aug 21, 2014 by Jim

I have the same problem too helpI don't get it

answered Aug 25, 2014 by ros
Seriously, this is insane. I hate Common Core Math and I really hope they go back to normal math.
answered Sep 25, 2014 by JaxMom
Thousands
answered Sep 1, 2015 by anonymous
My son work says write 3,000,000+600,000+80,000+10 in two other forms
answered Sep 1, 2016 by kierra
Thank goodness for this.....i'm a college student tutoring two kids and have no idea what a "period" was in reference to numbering....the kids thought it was so funny that they stumped me
answered Sep 11, 2016 by anonymous
The answer should be “the thousands” period. A period is each set of 3 digits separated by a comma.
Thank Goodness I am not the only parent here to look this up because 4th Grade math makes me feel dumb!