Get ready to boogie with place value practice! I hope your students love this activity as much as mine did! Simply print out enough place value mats for each student in your class and laminate (to make it like a dry erase board). This pack includes 7 different place value mat templates in both color and black and white. Students will each need a dry erase marker and some sort of eraser. You could also use a sock or tissue as an eraser. Lay a laminated place value mat on each desk and pump up the jams! I highly recommend the newest Kids Bop! Turn up the music and let your kiddos dance around the room (or just around the desk area.. Your choice!) When you stop the music (can be however long you choose), they must stop dancing and quietly find a desk and answer the problem on the place value mat by coloring in the correct number with their dry erase marker. For example, if the number 871 is written on their mat, the student should color in 8 hundreds, 7 tens and 1 one. I do suggest that the teacher writes numbers on the mats to start off the activity. They should have you quickly check and then they can erase. Before they leave the desk they have to create a new three digit number for the next dancer to solve during the next round. Once everyone is ready to begin dancing again, press play and repeat! I have my students squat at the desk whenever their mat is erased and a new number is written on it. This helps me quickly see whenever my whole class is ready to dance again! This activity is a great informal assessment that also happens to be really fun and motivating!
This activity is aligned to 2nd Grade Common Core Standards
2.NBT.3 Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
Not only are your students using base ten numerals to show numbers, but they are also creating their own three digit number in standard form for their friends to solve.