Place Value Activity Hundreds Tens and Ones Watermelon Cuties

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Just Ask Judy
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
34 total; 29 usable
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This is a small group summer watermelon themed roam the room place value activity for second and third graders that reinforces representing three-digit numerals in different forms; base ten, standard form, expanded form, and number word. It also provides practice with rounding to the nearest ten or hundred, ten less/ more than a number, and one hundred less/ more than a number. It is ideal for use as a math station. You can choose to print the watermelon cutie base ten cards in color or black/ gray/ white. There are seven different recording sheets to choose from, depending on the skills you want your students to practice. A handy helper number word chart is also included.

This resource received a complete cosmetic makeover in June 2019. 

This resource was crafted by Judy, a teacher with a master’s degree and more than 35 years of teaching experience.

Included in this resource are 29 usable pages:

  • 6 pages color watermelon cutie base ten cards (12- ½ page cards total)
  • 2 pages color number words handy helper
  • 6 pages black/ gray/ white watermelon cutie base ten cards (12- ½ page cards total),
  • 2 pages black/ gray, white number words handy helper
  • 7 options for recording sheets, 6 in two formats
  1. standard form
  2. base ten, standard form, number word
  3. base ten, standard form, expanded form
  4. base ten, standard form, rounding to the nearest 10
  5. base ten, standard form, rounding to the nearest 100
  6. base ten, standard form, ten less, ten more
  7. base ten, standard form, one hundred less, one hundred more


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34 total; 29 usable
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:
Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100–900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100–900.
Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.


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