Place Value Cards allow children to see the value of each digit within a number. The small numbers in the upper left-hand corners of the cards shows the expanded notation to remind children that the “3” is really worth a “30.” The back of each card shows the Rekenrek's (aka MathRack) visual representation of each number, to help children build spatial relationships for numbers. A set contains one card each of the numbers 1-9, the decade numbers (10, 20, 30…), and a 100 card. This allows children to make all the numbers from 1 to 199. Dimensions when you cut the cards should be: 3x2” for 1-9, 3x4” for 10-90, 3x6” for the 100 card.
This document is designed to print the Rekenrek (aka MathRack) picture on the back of each numeral card. The cards can be used without the Rekenrek (aka MathRack) products, but I highly recommend the MathRack tools as an additional way to reinforce place value ideas. You can use the Place Value Cards in lots of activities, but the general idea is to have the children build numbers and discuss the “hidden value” of the digits.