Standard and Expanded Form Place Value Task Cards Grades 3-5

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Writing larger numbers can be tricky, and I found so many of my students unable to easily and fluently move between different forms of writing numbers to show their understanding of standard form, expanded form, and written form. I wanted task cards that could be used to throw under my document camera as warm ups, to use as math stations, or to use with an intervention group.

I also wanted a resource that would provide differentiated opportunities—so I added the second question on each card—the “What number is 3,000 more?” or other similar questions that show a deeper understanding of place value concepts.

Some of these are relatively easy (adding 2 more tens to 740 is easy) but others require mental “regrouping” (adding 2 more tens to 790 is trickier!). Also, numbers written in expanded form have some “terms” out of order (helps find misconceptions) and have missing numbers (ex. no “hundreds”).

It worked SO well! I used several of the cards with my class as warm ups, then used the rest of the cards in a center. I had six students who were struggling so I used the cards to work with them in an intervention group. Check out pictures in the preview to see more!


What's included?


I included the task cards (all low ink--no color) in two sizes—half sheet and four to a page. I like the half sheet size if you plan on having students write directly on the cards with wipe off markers. If you plan on having them record their answer on the recording sheet (included) or in their notebooks, you may wish to use the quarter sheet task cards to save paper.

You get:

•36 task cards (12 each of three different types of problems) with a base problem AND a challenge follow up question in two formats—half and quarter sheet

•Printable recording sheets

•An answer key

•A reproducible sheet to use either as a practice sheet or an assessment (with answer key)


Looking for more place value resources?

Number Lines to 1,000

Number Lines to 1,000,000

Hands On Place Value Sequencing Activities

Partner Play with Place Value Games

Rounding Task Cards


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.


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