Saturday, September 16, 2017

Place Value Fun!

I don't think first graders can ever have too much place value practice. I pretty much start teaching it as soon as they walk through the door and we continue reviewing it all year long in as many different ways that I can think of and then some. 
Here are some of my favorite place value activities:
Spin and Match is an activity that can be played in groups of 2-4. The players take turns spinning and matching the number representation on their board. The first player to cover all their spaces wins! Three different game boards are included in the pack: base ten blocks, tens and ones, and expanded form.


Place Value BUMP is such a fun game! Partners take turns pulling place value card from a bag and covering the correct number with a counter on their game board. If number already has a counter on it, the other partner has a chance to "bump" it off. If a student gets the same number twice, then he /she can place two counters on it. If a number has 2 counters, it’s frozen and cannot be "bumped" off.  The first player out of counters wins the game!
I love it when my students can move around and learn at the same time, which is why I'm a huge Scoot fan! Place Value Scoot is an activity where your students move around the room and write down the number shown on each Scoot card. The Scoot cards are a mix of base ten, expanded form, and tens/one review. 
Brain break + math activity = Win-Win! 
Place Value Bags is a great math tub or small group activity! Students count the number of base ten blocks in each bag. Then they show how many tens and ones are in the number and write the expanded form on their recording sheet. 
There are also several different Place Value Flap Books to give your students extra practice! 
Four in a Row is class favorite! Players take turns picking a number card and covering the same amount on their board.  The first player to cover four sets of base ten blocks in a row wins! 
There are also a dozen different no-prep place value printables in my place value practice pack! They are great for homework, morning work, math tubs, and sub plans!
If you're looking for other math activities to add to your classroom, make sure to check out my math bundle

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