Base-10 blocks are wonderful manipulatives for the emerging math student, but it is also nice to have other tools for teaching place value. These number tiles are a great alternative to base-10 blocks. They make place value a bit more abstract, which shows a deeper level of understanding with place value.
Simply print, laminate, and cut the tiles. Use the place value mats provided, or use your own. Tiles come in color and B & W versions.