Place Value Charts and Debbie Diller Style Talk Cards provide students with practice understanding that digits have different values based on where they are within a number.
Directions for use:
Students roll a die (nine sided preferably).
Write the digit rolled in any place on the place value mat.
Fill all empty lesser place value slots with zero.
Record digit rolled on talk card. For example: I rolled a 6 and I put it in the hundreds place which equals 600. My number is 600.
On the next roll, students may only put their digit in a place with a zero or one that is empty. This builds upon the number. For example: I rolled a 9 and I put it in the ones place which equals 9. My number is 609.
Next roll example: I rolled a 3 and I put it in the thousands place which equals 3,000. My number is 3,609.
Repeat until all place value slots are full.
Ideas for use:
Whole group formative assessment
Use independently for practice
Use in partners in order to have students check each others’ work.
Use as a game: students strategically place their numbers in the chart to try to build the higher number
Use in teacher led station to reinforce/remediate concepts
Print multiple charts on different levels for quick and easy differentiation and skill level
Easy Teacher Prep:
Print on cardstock
Laminate for durability and dry erase marker use
Cut in half – two quick boards with talk cards!
For math stations I put 2 boards, 2 dry erase markers and one 9-sided die into a Ziploc bag. Students grab a bag and a partner and get to work! I also print different leveled charts on different colors for easy differentiation.