# 12 Place Value Cube Activities! & How to Make Them

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This product includes source for purchasing foam cubes, directions for making place value cubes, and 12 activities for grades 1-3.

Why Use Place Value Cubes?

Unlike regular dice or playing cards, place value cubes repeatedly show values vs. a single digit.  In this way, students are continuously reminded that each digit that makes up a number, such as 4, has a specific value (4, 40, 400, etc.).  You may have seen these dice sold on the market... I purchased a set online many moons ago when I taught fifth grade.  They were wonderful because the dice represented place values from ones to millions. BUT I only bought two sets because they were quite pricey.  When I decided to teach second grade, I found myself using 1/3 of the die-——still loving them——but wanting more.  That's when I went online to see about purchasing foam blocks to make sets myself.  I found some great ones and was off and running! I could now customize the cubes for my students' needs and make as many as I needed for MUCH LESS than buying them pre-made.

All activities can also be used with place value dice for sale on the market.

Activities/Games & Skills:
Call Out & Compare: Expanded Form & Comparing (using >, <, or =)
Mentally Make 10 (one hundred or one thousand): Adding Like Place Values by Making 10
One Place at a Time: Adding Like Place Values to Find Total of Cubes
Any Way You Write It: Writing Number, Expanded, and Word Form
Greater or Less Than?: Writing Number and Expanded Form — Sorting Greater/Less Than
Let’s Compare!: Comparing Two Numbers Rolled (using >, <, or =)
Rounding it Out! (Nearest Ten): Rounding Numbers to Nearest Ten
Rounding it Out! (Nearest Hundred): Rounding Numbers to Nearest Hundred
Sum it Up!: Addition Using Numbers Rolled
Let’s Subtract: Subtraction Using Numbers Rolled
Mentally More or Less: Mentally Adding 10, 100, and/or 1,000 More

Enjoy making your own place value cubes and using the activities/games I have created with your students.

Please email me at rthreads@mtco.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
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