Place Value Mystery Numbers Task Cards

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Teaching With a Mountain View
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2nd - 4th
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Great group work and team work activity! They loved working together to try to figure it out and beat the other group!
This is a great resource that was very helpful for my students. We used it for review and extension. They loved it! Thank you so much!


You are your students are going to love these 36 incredibly engaging place value mystery task cards designed to be used with base ten blocks! These task cards are the perfect enrichment opportunity for your students, and they work well as early finisher work, in centers, or in an enrichment class. Check out the preview for sample questions and HAVE FUN!

Set #1 contains 18 cards and gives students clues about a specific number. Students use their base ten blocks to figure out what the number is.

Set #2 contains 18 cards and gives students similar clues, but the number is more open-ended. The students use the clues and their base ten blocks to determine the highest number and the lowest number possible.

Digital Access Information: This resource now includes digital access via Google Slides! There is one card per slide, and each slide includes interactive base ten blocks for students to manipulate to find and show their answers.

These are incredibly printer-friendly! I designed these in black and white so that you can easily print them on colored paper for a BIG pop.

Answer key and recording sheet included!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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:
100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens - called a “hundred.”
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).
Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.


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