Place Value: Math Center and Guided Math Activities

Posted on February 15, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, Digital Learners, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Manipulatives, Math Centers, Math is a Language, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , , |

Place Value is the linchpin of number sense.  Students need to understand how our system works.  Spend more time on the concrete – use those base ten blocks for five days longer than the book says:}. Also, remember to do the pictorial

and then when you get to the abstract it will all make sense!

Here are some resources:

1.  Here are some place value cards

Picture Cards

Numbers and


2.         I would use these in several ways:

A.      Pick a card and write the name.

B.      Pick a card and build that number with base ten blocks.

C.      Pick a card and draw that number with base ten blocks.

D.      Pick a card and show it with paper base ten blocks.

E.      Go fish

F.     Concentration

3.        A great resource packet (although the money stuff is Canadian).

(Be sure to see other place value posts in this blog!)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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