Use these active expanded notation activities to help drive the concept home. They are all winners with my class.
Group Matching Game
• Give each student a card. Once all cards are passed out students should search the room for other students that have the cards that finish their number in expanded form.
• Game includes enough cards for a class of 20
• This is a favorite in my room. Shuffle the cards and play many times.
Expanded Notation Strips
• Cut the strips and place together to form a true expanded notation
Expanded Notation Strips without all the Numbers
• Similar to above except students will have to write the number on the strips themselves.
Expanded Notation with Dice
• Roll a die and fill in the dices to create a larger number. Once number is created, expand the number out in the boxes to the side.
• Bonus - decide if parts of the number are odd or even.
• Use the provided paperclip spinner to spin numbers to expand.
• Use the sheets to organize your answers.
• Work as a team, with partners or individually.
Expanded Notation Around the World Question Cards
• Randomly pass out the given cards
• Students then say the number on their card and the next student with the correct answer reads the answer.