Help your kids build a stronger understanding of place value relationships with this set of task cards and printables. The Grade 5 Common Core Standards in the domain of Numbers and Operations in Base Ten focus on building students’ understanding of how the value of digits in one place compares to the value of digits one place to the right and one place to the left, using both whole numbers and decimals. The task cards and activity sheets in this set are the perfect tool for helping your students practice analyzing place value relationships.
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics addressed:
Numbers and Operations in Base Ten (5.NBT)
Understand the place value system.
• Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left. (5.NBT.1)
• graphic reference sheet
• 32 task cards
• answer sheet and key
• two one-page activity sheets (scoring guides included)
The printables consist of a full-page graphic reference sheet and two different one-page worksheets. The reference sheet (provided in color and grayscale) describes the relationship between different places, giving examples to show how digits are 10 times the size of the same digit one place to the right and 1/10 the size of the same digit one place to the left. Before you have your students complete the cards, you can have them glue the reference sheet in their journals. They can fold it in half and glue it across two pages or glue half down to one page and fold it open to read. Have your kids use the journal insert as a guide while they work on the cards, as well as when they complete other tasks that relate to place value relationships.
The 32 cards feature a variety of question types to help build your students’ flexibility when thinking about place value relationships. Check out the preview to see some examples of the kinds of questions your students will see on these task cards. [Naturally, there is an answer sheet and a key included!] The cards feature whole numbers and decimals, with digits in places from thousands to thousandths.
The two provided worksheets can be used to evaluate student understanding of place value relationships. The worksheets are formatted similarly, and have similar types of questions, though the numbers on each are different. You can use these activity pages in a variety of ways. You could give one as a pre-test, then teach your lesson and allow students to practice with the task cards, and then give the second worksheet as an independent post-test. You could also have the students work on the task cards, then complete one of the worksheet as guided practice with yourself, a partner, or a small group, and then give the second worksheet as an independent assessment. The worksheets could also be given as homework, center assignments, or any other purpose that fits your teaching style or classroom routines.
Looking for more practice with place value relationships? Check out:
Self-Checking Math Riddles – Comparing Place Values: 10x Larger and 10x Smaller
For more practice with standards in the Numbers and Operations in Base Ten, check out:
Super Powers of Ten - task cards + printables set
I hope your students enjoy these resources and are able to build their understanding of place value relationships. – Dennis McDonald