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Place value butterfly puzzle math station where students use 86 mini task cards to identify and color numbers on a 100 chart that are represented by base 10 blocks. A fantastic way to get students to practice identifying the base 10 representation of dozens of numbers in one sitting in a fun way!
If you need the UK spelling version (colour instead of color), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your TpT username after you purchase. Thanks!
It can also be a number sense puzzle if you use just the straightforward number cards instead of the base 10 block cards.
When they're all done, their hundreds chart will reveal a colorful butterfly!
Watch a video of this puzzle being done with the place value cards here (number only cards for each number also available so you can JUST do the numbers instead of the base 10 blocks): Place Value Butterfly video (click the gear & then "HD" for clearer quality)
Simply print, cut out, and throw these cards in a baggie and it's an instant math station! These are a perfect way to keep your students super engaged and quiet while practicing an important skill in a fun way so you can pull math groups or whatever you need to do.
These are also great for fast finishers! "You're done? Go grab a bag and a 100 chart!"
ADDED 11-20-15: I added a basic numbers version for lower students or for an additional number sense activity where each card has the number written on it instead of place value blocks.
ADDED 4-19-16: I also added student friendly directions to make this center more independent.