This place value activity pack features 5 engaging activities for active learning in the student-centered math classroom. Although an elementary standard, I find reviewing place value at the middle school level helps prepare students for future work with rounding and decimals.
Place Value Study Guide and Skills Practice
This one page remediation sheet contains fully-explained key concepts and guided-practice problems at the top with straight-forward skill-practice problems at the bottom. Use this sheet for a quick review over the skill. A SmartBoard version of this activity is available in the download.
Order Matters Activity with SmartBoard Version
This critical-thinking activity requires students to work with place values to create numbers given special circumstances, such as creating the largest even number with a certain digit in a certain place value. Manipulative cards are provided for students to cut out and use as an aid. A SmartBoard version is included to be used as a whole-class activity or review.
Places, Everyone! Dice Game
This fun partner game will pit players against each other as they roll dice and try to create the largest number possible. Students must use strategic thinking as they place the numbers within place values so that they outwit their partner.
Number Line Up Class Activity
Students are given single-digit number cards and are asked to line up at the front of the room and create a given number. Play with groups of 10 students at the board with the rest of the students using small number cards to build the numbers at their desks. Then, they switch roles.
Place Value Puzzle Worksheet
What did the clothesline say to the wet laundry? Students must answer questions about place value and then write numbers into standard form to discover the answer to this riddle. Puzzles are great options for homework assignments, because they are fun, self-motivating, and self-correcting.
All available answer keys are printed immediately after each student activity. These activities are fun, student tested and approved, and simple to use, just Print-and-Go.
Read more about each individual activity on my blog
. Happy teaching!