This product offers a variety of ways to teach and practice place value skills, particularly, renaming numbers. Star Heroes from a galaxy far far away hold the key to matching numbers with their names. For example: 3,100 can be called 31 hundreds or 3 thousands, 1 hundred. The product includes all the elements you will need for several math centers. Game options allow for use during Guided Math lessons, Independent and Partner practice during Math Workshop.
Included: 3 matching sets of 24 numbers in the hundreds, thousands and ten thousands. I have included a blank Number Card template so you may add more numbers for your class to practice. There is an answer key and the Star Hero cards allow for student self-checking. As a reference tool, there is a set of Place Value Chart Bookmarks that I place at each station.
I designed this product to accompany Go Math! Grade 4, Lesson 1.5, Renaming Numbers. It is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
What Works! I print the number cards on cardstock and laminate for durability. It’s a good idea to laminate the Answer Key and Place Value Bookmarks, too. First I used the cards in my Guided Math lessons, as a small group we matched the numbers with their names. Later, I used the cards in my Math Workshop rotations. One week, I set out the cards and directions for the Memory Game as Independent Practice station. The following week, I taught the class to play spoons and then it became a Partner Math station. Kids got excited when I brought the whole thing out again later in the year. This time students played War with the cards, to revisit comparing large numbers.
All in all, this product offers many ways to practice place value skills, particularly renaming numbers.
Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.