Place Value Center - Puzzles for 2 & 3 Digit Numbers

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  1. Place value is our system of expressing quantities in an efficient manner.  Our place value system uses base 10.  Each shift to the left increases values by ten times. Each shift to the right decreases values by one-tenth. We write the numbers using what is termed as the standard form. Understanding
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Place value is our system of expressing quantities in an efficient manner.  Our place value system uses base 10.  Each shift to the left increases values by ten times. Each shift to the right decreases values by one-tenth. We write the numbers using what is termed as the standard form. Understanding place value is key to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

WHY USE THESE PLACE VALUE CENTERS?

These place value centers give students an opportunity to practice with place value.
They are specifically designed to support the Common Core second grade standards for place value. Students will practice place value by putting together a puzzle that represents a number in different ways such as base 10 blocks, base 10 units, expanded form and word form.

HOW IT WORKS

  • There are 2 ways to use this Place Value Puzzle Center.
  • You can start with a whole class or small group activity.
  • Then put it in a math center for student practice.

  • Whole-Class or Small Group Activity
    • Place the numbers in standard form from the puzzle around the room.
    • Give each student one of the 4 pieces from those puzzles.
    • Give the class or the group time to find their number to complete the puzzle.
    • But wait! Now begins a mathematical discussion for the students at each completed puzzle.
    • The questions are supplied on a card to give to students.

  • As a Center
    • Just print, laminate, cut apart and store the puzzles.
    • There 20, 2 digit puzzles and 20, 3 digit puzzles.
    • The puzzles are in color and non-color versions.
    • Students take a bag of 4 puzzles and try to put them together (DOK 1).
    • Once completed, the student checks with the answer key.
    • Then the student records one completed puzzle on the supplied recording sheet.
    • Students are required to explain and justify their completed puzzle (DOK 3).
    • There’s an option with instructions for the students to play independently or in pairs.
    • In pairs. the students have an added challenge of asking their partner “how do you know the pieces represents the number?” The questioning leads to deeper thinking and mathematical understanding of place value.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A NON Editable PDF document containing
    • 20 2 digit puzzles in color
    • 20 3 digit puzzles in color
    • 20 2 digit puzzles non-color version
    • 20 3 digit puzzles non-color version
    • Whole Group/Small Group activity instructions
    • Center Instructions for Students (independent use or pair use)
    • Questions for Mathematical Discussion
    • Recording Sheets
    • Blank Puzzle Templates
    • Answer Keys
    • Mini-Glossary for English Language Learner and Students with Disabilities support
    • Sentence Frames for academic language support
    • Labels for Number Puzzles

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).
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:

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