This is a place value activity where students will color and cut out base ten graphics to create the initial of their first name. They will then analyze their letter to figure out how much their letter is "worth" based on the number and value of "tens" used and the number and value of "ones" used.
This activity covers the following standard from the first grade Common Core for Math:
1.NBT.2. Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a “ten.”
The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).