Use the colored manipulative base ten tiles to build numbers. The layers of color help students understand how ones become tens, tens become hundreds, and hundreds become thousands.
Use the base ten tiles to build a number. Then use the recording frame to tell how many ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands are in the created number. This activity is one that K-5 students could use depending on their depth of place value number sense.
Then students could use the number frames that tell them exactly how many of each
base ten block they must use. They will build the number to match the numbers listed on the colored number frame. Next they could pick up little number tiles and build the number on the number tile.
Students can also use the base ten cards to read the base ten information shown on
the card and record the information right on the card.
Students can use the balloon cards to create numbers of their choice using the numbers printed on the balloons. Several choices are listed on the balloon cards: build any number, build the largest number possible, and build the smallest number possible.
As a bonus, there are Greater Than and Less Than symbol cards included. This will allow students to use this product in even another engaging way!
This product is full of possibilities. There are all sorts of different ways that you can differentiate using this product. I hope you enjoy using this product as described or by creating another activity that will help your students grow!
All the pieces can be laminated for years of use. I store mine in zippered pencil pouches so I can quickly see what activity is in the container. The zippered pouches fit perfectly in a basket to be used during center time.
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