The following is a post from contributing writer Lauren from Mama’s Learning Corner.
While worksheets have their place in practicing place value, it’s always fun to practice math concepts with hands-on ideas. The following links provide a variety of ideas for teaching place value in fun ways.
Fun way to keep busy hands moving while practicing place value.
Place the Digits Math Game – Teach Beside Me
A super simple dice game (or spinner) that can be played with just 2 players or a group.
Place Value Game – education.com
Easy game for 2 players using a standard deck of cards.
Paint Chip Place Value – Tattling to the Teacher
Scroll down to the paint chip place value numbers. Use this instead of writing answers on paper for a change of pace.
Place Value Game with Beads – Mrs. T’s First Grade Class
Great activity to visualize groups of ten.
Printable Place Value Cards – Mama’s Learning Corner
Use when teaching addition or subtraction with regrouping. Also convenient for visualizing how many ones make ten, how many tens make one hundred, and so on.
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Lauren Hill is a homeschooling mama to 4 little people, ages 7 to 2. Stop by Mama’s Learning Corner to find worksheets and printables for Pre-K to Second Grade. For more place value ideas and homeschool math resources, follow Mama’s Math Board on Pinterest.
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