Place Value Games

Check out my store to purchase this item for your classroom!  These place value games can be used in a variety (almost endless amount) of ways!  Please download the free preview file to take a look to see what is included in this file.

Typically, I print the cards out on different colors of card stock and laminate them for durability.  You can put each style card in a separate snack-sized baggie, then put the cards and direction cards in a gallon-sized baggie for storage.  Print out several sets for multiple students to play at one time.  The different versions allow you to differentiate your instruction for the variety of abilities within your class!

Included in this set:

  • Whole numbers (i.e. 1234)
  • Base Ten blocks (images)
  • Expanded form (1000+200+30+4)
  • Number words (one thousand two hundred thirty-four)
  • Place Value position (1 thousand, 2 hundreds, 3 tens, 4 ones)
  • Operation Cards (+/- 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000, <, >, or =)
  • Three different follow-up activities (Match It – Place Value Style, More and Less & Comparing Numbers)

To use:  As an individual or small group game, students can use the five different sets of cards in separate matching games. Students can match the whole number with the place value pictures or in expanded form, or with any of the other style of card.

I have also used these as a warm-up or exit card activity where I give half of the class one style of card and the other half of the class a different style of card.  Their job is to find their partner, then discuss and explain how they know they match.  This is a great way to have students work together and to discuss their ideas!

As a center or follow-up activity, students can use one of the games to play and write their answers on the included record sheets.  This can help you assess a student’s understanding of your objective.

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Number Words & Digits

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These words and digits can be used in a variety of ways.  All of the included words and digits can be used to make any number (0 – 999,999).

This set comes with words and numbers written in white (with a black outline) or black text.  In addition, there are two different sizes for additional flexibility.  Finally, the complete set comes in color or black and white.

To use:  As a classroom display, you can mix and match words and digits and display them for students to see a number and its matching words.

With students, you can use these cards to build numbers and their matching words.  They can also be used in a variety of center activities!

What are some ways you can use these in your classroom?

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Place Value Mat

Here is a freebie you can grab at my store!

These mats were designed for use with base-ten blocks.  You can teach your students to use them in a variety of ways:

-representation of a number, composing & decomposing numbers, expanded notation, composing & decomposing a ten, one more/one less, ten more/ten less, & more!

Please add a comment to share ways you can use these in your classroom!

To use:  I typically print the pages back-to-back (tens & ones on one side, hundreds, tens & ones on the other).  This way, you can use the same mat and differentiate within your small groups.  I print them on brightly colored cardstock and laminate them so students can reuse them.  Whiteboard markers will wipe right off!  We use these all the time and a set can last several years, saving you time and money!

The first set is my “beginners” mat.  This is where I have students represent numbers and perform basic math functions (no regrouping).  The second set is for more advanced learners.  The boxes can help students visually see why regrouping is necessary and why we exchange for a ten (or hundred).  The tens & hundreds block at the top is where they put that block once it has been exchanged (when we “carry the one”).  The second mat also has a place at the bottom for students to write the number in expanded form (ex. 100+50+2= 152).

What other great ways do you have to teach place value to students?  Share your thoughts below!

A preview of the place value mat

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