Mollie People help your little people build numbers to the thousands place!
Use this great mat in a sheet protector with dry erase markers. In place of the base ten manipulatives, I substitute a miniature size set. I use regular ones cubes from the base ten set, then for the tens, I cut a one inch foam square into strips. I use a whole one inch foam square for the hundreds and a one inch foam cube for the thousands.
Your students can build numbers and practice writing them in expanded and standard form on the mat. The mat visually leads students to line up place values and connect them into the standard number.
Once your students understand the concept, they can use the "Build a Number" printable to practice building numbers and also to see how they can change a place by adding a one, ten, hundred, or thousand.
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