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6 Fantastic Place Value Activities

Are you looking for some great place value activities for your classroom! Let me share 5 of my favorites today! 1. Place Value using Task Cards:  These task cards are perfect for reading 3 and 4 digit numbers!   2. Comparing using Task Cards:  Use the task cards for a fun comparing game! 3. Ice Cream Matching Cards: Use these…

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5 Free Resources for Place Value

Looking for FREE place value resources? Well, here you are! These 5 free place value resources are terrific! 1.  Math Coach’s Corner has a free download for ten-frames and a great explanation of how to use the ten frames for place value understanding! 2.  Check out this free download with printable pages for decomposing and composing whole numbers. 3.  How…

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Place Value Relationships

Understanding place value is an important Math skill for elementary students.  One of the objectives is for students to describe the relationship between places in a base ten system.  Although this may seem difficult at first, starting with concrete manipulatives can really help students gain a deeper understanding. I like to start by letting students “play” with the blocks for…

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Compose & Decompose Freebie!

Are you looking for FREE resources to help teach your students how to compose and decompose numbers?  Well, I have a great resource for you here!  This is set of notes and practice problems for composing and decomposing 3 digit through 5 digit numbers.  The target grade level is 2nd – 5th.  

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Understanding Place Value

Have you ever had a student who seemed to understand place value  initially, but then when questions were asked just a little differently couldn’t really answer correctly? Younger students need a lot of hands on practice and a lot of discussions before moving on to pictorial and abstract. What about middle and upper elementary?  As  the learning targets get higher and the numbers…

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