This kit contains almost everything you need to help your students learn, practice, and demonstrate their understanding of place value concepts. Included in this download are 70+ pages of activities, worksheets, QR Codes, games, and mini-posters.
The topic covered in this kit (each with posters and activities) are:
1. Place value to a million
- understanding where places are located
- understanding that places get larger as you move to the left
- understanding the purposes of commas in numbers
2. Naming numbers in numerals and with words
3. Expanded notation
5. Comparing numbers
- greater than, less than, equal to
In my own classroom, I am working on motivating my students to be self-directed learners, so I designed this kit as a way to allow them to move at their own pace through place value concepts. To this end, I have a plastic container that I labeled “Place Value” and have laminated copies of the mini-posters and QR codes, folders with the activities photocopied inside, and self-directed learning rubrics for each student that connect to my school’s measurement topics for place value. My students are thus able to work at their own pace through these lessons and also to track their own progress.
Here's a closer look at the mini-posters and activities included in this kit:
Place Value to a Million
Place Value: Left is Larger (1)
Place Value: Left is Larger (2)
What Good is a Comma?
How to Name a Number
How to Name a Big Number
Naming a Number: Tricky Zeroes
What is Rounding?
How to Round a Number (1)
How to Round a Number (2)
How to Compare Numbers
Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To
Comparing Numbers using < , > , and =
What Place Am I?: Students identify places in a given number and also write numbers that appear in a certain place.
Write a Number That…: Students write numbers that satisfy certain requirements by using their knowledge of place value
What’s My Favorite Number?: Students solve a logic puzzle using their knowledge of place value
Number Naming Concentration (Basic): Students match numbers to their written out names up to the thousands place.
Number Naming Concentration (Advanced): Students match numbers to their written out names up to the millions place.
Name That Number: Students write out the names of numbers using words.
What’s My Name?: Students help some forgetful numbers remember their names by writing out their names using words.
Runaway Commas: Students plug in commas in their proper places in the given numbers.
Expanded Notation: Students practice writing numbers in expanded notation.
7th Inning Stretch: Students help a baseball team of numbers stretch out by writing them in expanded notation.
Top of the 8th: Students help a baseball team of numbers get ready to play by translating them from expanded notation into standard form.
Come ‘Round My Way!: Students choose to which of two pushy numbers to round a given number.
Rounding and Ranking: Students use authentic data to practicing their rounding skills and then answer questions using their rounded values.
Rounding Riddle: Students solve rounding problems to break a code to come up with the answer to a riddle.
Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To: Students complete worksheets to practice using <,>, = with simple & complex quantities.
Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To Equations: Students cut out and manipulate numbers and symbols to make equations
Place Value Code Cracking: Students use their place value knowledge to help a scientist remember a code.
Which is Larger?: Students make the largest and smallest numbers that they can using given digits and then use <,>, = to write equations about the numbers.
Number Challenge: Students rearrange digits to make as many unique numbers as possible.
I’m Thinking of a Number…: Students use their knowledge of place value to determine a number based on clues
Roll to the Goal: Students play a cooperative place value and rounding game
Also included are 4 QR code pages with links to awesome math games.
However you use this kit in your classroom, I hope you will find it fun, engaging, and effective!
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