Buggy for Spring Time Base Ten Place Value Fun-Differentiated and Aligned

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Marsha McGuire
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This activity is aligned with Common Core Standards:
K.CCA.2: Count forward from a given number.
K.CC.A.3: Write numbers from 0-20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
K.CC.B.5: Count to answer ‘how many?’ questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, rectangular array, or circle or as many as 10 things scattered.
K.NBT.A.1: Compose and decompose numbers from 11-19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18=10+8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven eight, or nine ones.
1.NBT.B.2a 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a “ten.”
1.NBT.B.2b The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
1.NBT.B.2c The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).
1.NBT.C.5 Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used

This base ten place value activity is meant to get your students moving. It is especially appealing to your kinesthetic learners and is tiered to meet the various readiness levels of all your students. There are three tiers (0-20, 21-50 and 51-100) that are color coded for your students’ and your convenience. Each tier has three different recording sheets from which you can choose. I do this to extend learning and so that you can get more than one or two uses out of this activity. Each recording sheet is available in either color or black and white.
Print, cut and laminate the place value cards. Mount them with painters tape around your classroom. Each tier contains 12 cards, Students use the corresponding colored recording sheets to identify the value of the numbered bug with that colored border. Blue borders represent numbers 1-20, pink borders represent 21-50 and green borders are 51-100.

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