Using Place Value Scavenger Hunts

Ann Fausnight
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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This scavenger hunt asks to determine the number, then write the number in standard form, standard and expanded, or word form. Additionally, the cards can be to used to promote rigorous thinking by asking students to find the card that answers a specific question about the number. There are four separate activities that build differentiation into the activity. You could use this activity 4 different times with your class.

1. Print the Using Place Value Scavenger Hunt cards on card stock or brightly-colored paper and cut them apart along the dotted lines.

2. Make copies of the Using Place Value Scavenger Hunt questions worksheet (2-sided). Each student needs a copy.

3. Place the Using Place Value Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard, or wherever you like.

4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate.

With the Scavenger Hunt game I have the students complete it as part of a rotation during math groups. I only have 4 or 5 students walking around with clipboards to locate the sentence cards and write their answers. Students needing extra support can be paired with a partner for this activity. I have also done similar activities with the whole class or as a filler for early finishers, especially if you made the cards a little bit tricky to find. My students enjoy this activity.

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