About this Bundle: NOW EXPANDED FOR MORE WORK WITH 3 DIGIT NUMBERS AS WELL AS 6 DIGIT NUMBERS!!!
Teaching students how to read numbers identify the place value and recognize the value of numbers is not the most exciting topic in math. These activities give your students an opportunity to practice these skills independently in ways that are engaging.
I’ve expanded this bundle to include 3 digit and 6 digit activities to allow you to differentiate for your students.
The first activity I usually start with is the preassessment. There are 2 versions of the preassessment that allow you to assess what student’s current understands about numbers and how to represent them.
The next activity you may choose to do is the Quiz Quiz Trade cards. In this activity, (which can take 5-10 minutes and is a great warm up activity) each student gets 1 Quiz Quiz Trade card. A student , Sally, shows a partner, Billy, the picture of the base ten blocks, and Billy states the number. Then Billy shows the Sally his card and Sally names that card. Then they switch cards and find a new partner.
To set up Quiz Quiz Trade, you need to copy the 6 pages. And Cut them out on the SOLID lines. Fold on the dotted line and tape or staple the open side. Now it is a “flash card.”
The next activity I usually do is the expanded form foldable and sort. This activity is in 2 files, one with 6 digit numbers and one with 3 digit numbers. The foldable is a flip book. Students write the digits of the number on the front, and to find the value, they flip up the smaller place values. Then they have their value.
You can choose to laminate them to use them over and over again, or you can have students glue it in their notebook as a reference.
I’ve attached a picture here to help with understanding the set up.
As students develop their understanding of place value and expanded form you can move onto the sorting activities.
Students practice recognizing numbers in different forms. Students match the written form with the expanded form and the written form of numbers. This activity makes students pay careful attention to the ways we represent larger numbers. Again, the sorts are in 6 digit and 3 digit forms.
The last activity I do before doing a quick check in assessment is the written form activity. Over the last 3 years, my students have really enjoyed this activity. The students draw a card with the written form showing. They read it and then use the digit cards to show the number on the place value chart. As students become more efficient and comfortable, the place value chart can be taken away.
I hope you enjoy these activities and that they are helpful as your students explore ways to represent numbers.