Put some “Woo Hoo!” into studying place value, by creating a super-cute PVT (lace alue ree).
This is an especially fun activity for your students and a nice alternative to worksheets; making it that “extra special something” you can do for the month of December.
If your students are like mine, they will absolutely LOVE making this.
Completed projects turn out absolutely adorable and make an outstanding bulletin board or hallway display.
I’ve included 2 posters to help decorate.
You’re sure to get lots of compliments, as the results definitely have that “Wow!” factor, as mixing math concepts with an artistic twist is truly interesting.
The packet is with lots of creative options for your students to choose from, which not only results in a nice variety of Christmas trees, but allows you to diversify your lessons.
A place value tree appeals to a variety of ages and abilities.
The versatility allows younger kiddos, as well as older students, to create a Christmas tree that will have a two, three or even 4-digit number value!
Keep things simple for little ones and limit the number of decorative pieces and options, while challenging older students to create a bigger value for their trees.
Be sure and check the PREVIEW for lots of samples.
Once children have finished their place value tree they figure out how much it is “worth”. Solving this “mystery math” problem is quite fun.
I’ve provided several worksheet options for students to complete, as well as several whole-group activities for graphing, data collection and analysis.
Limited time? This makes a super-fun homework assignment. Another idea is to have students work with a partner or create one PVT in a small group of three, which will divide up the work and expedite completion.
Here’s a fun challenge: Give the small group a total tree value, and see how close they can get to hitting that number.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a “tree-menous” time decorating.
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