Learning place value by playing a game is engaging and fun!
These place value pocket charts only include ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands. The game cards can be used in a variety of ways including board work, partner activities, and group activities. I've included a description below of ways to use the pocket charts and cards. I hope you find a myriad of enjoyable uses for them in your math class!
Place Value Pocket Charts:
1. Have each student make a chart with a two sets of numbers.
2. Use the Place Value Pocket Charts as a whole class, groups, or as partners.
3. Cards are provided for group and partner games.
4. Partner Activities: Place cards face down. Students take turns turning over cards and creating the number.
5. Group Activities: Give each group only one card at a time. When all in the group have created the number (and they agree!), they should raise hands so that you can come and check their work. If correct, give them a new card.
6. Allow students to use the Place Value Pocket Charts for worksheets or assessments as a manipulative.
7. Have each student create a number. Then, have them line up from least to greatest (or greatest to least) without talking!
8. Have each student create a number. Have a group of two, three, or four students stand up and put their numbers in order from least to greatest.
9. Have each student create a number. Have students stand up who have numbers that have a 7 in the tens place, or a 3 in the ones place (and so on!)
10. Have a student write and expanded form on the board that other students make with their place value pocket charts.
Place Value Cards:
1. Expanded Form
2. Word Form
3. Base Ten Form
4. Game Cards
*Greater than/Less than Numbers
(Helpful hint: Copy cards onto colored paper. Example: Expanded form-red paper; Word form- blue paper, and so on. This will help you pick up cards quickly if you have student groups using the different forms.)