These activities, graphic organizers, manipulatives, templates, printables, formula poems, and quizzes are very useful for teaching place value, interpretations of numbers, meanings of numbers, and comparing and ordering numbers. This way of teaching place value is the Common Core method, and the way these activities guide the students' thinking is the way they need to think according to the new curriculum.
This file is a compilation of various activities. There are formula poems on which students can record different ways of naming numbers (i.e. 5 is the same thing as 3 + 2 or 1 x 5). When teaching about the meanings of each place value and ways of interpreting numbers, I have created printable money cutouts that can be used as manipulatives by the children. I included a green copy and a black and white copy, depending on how you want to print them. Students use this money to build the numbers to discover standard and nonstandard interpretations of numbers. There are formula poems (and examples) on which students can record their discovered interpretations. This file also includes a graphic organizer activity students can use to exercise several place value skills. They will identify properties of numbers, compare and order numbers, interpret numbers, and sort them based on properties they choose. There are also CRAFTed questions (C-context, R-role, A-audience, F-format, T-topic) and two short quizzes in this file.
This is a wonderful tool for any educator to use to teach place value. It works beautifully with my students, and I hope it helps you and yours!