Tired of plain old place value blocks? Practice key skills with a visual representation of math that requires sorting into place value cups.
With math center idea can teach key skills like:
*Addition (single and multi-digit)
*Subtraction (single and multi-digit)
*Multiplication (single and multi-digit)
The idea is simple: cut holes in a heavy and/or laminated paper to slip in those small 3-5 ounce paper or plastic cups. Use them to sort fun (possibly color-coded for place value) counters, like coins, beans, straws, candy, or marbles. Do your math problems with those, regrouping and borrowing as needed!