Get students up and out of the classroom to help deepen their understanding of place value! With this activity students will be "detectives" as they search around the school for numbers. Students will then use the numbers they find to compare and order numbers, and write numbers in expanded, word, and base ten forms.
There are two versions of this activity. One is geared toward the first grade Common Core Standard 1.NBT.3. The second version meets the second grade Common Core Standard 2.NBT.3 and offers two activity pages for differentiation (one asks students to find two-digit numbers, whereas the other requires students to find three-digit numbers). However, this could easily be used in third grade as a review!
This is a kid-tested activity! My students LOVED searching through the school for numbers! After spending a lengthy unit on place value, this was just what my students needed to put into practice all they had learned.
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