Are you working on the place value concept with your young students? It is definitely a concept best taught with hands on methods. Use these place value number cards or Base Ten cards for fun learning!
Explain place value by using your Base Ten traditional set. Or make a DIY set of craft sticks(bundle 10 sticks as hundreds, draw ten blocks on a craft stick as tens, and cut a craft sticks into 10 pieces to use as ones. You will also find printable sets if you search on Teachers Pay Teachers. Also see this fun, hands-on idea using large blocks to explain the concept or play this (free) printable Place Value Game.
Practice to expand numbers using these place value cards. Say a number and the child must find the cards that will make up the number. For instance: 342- you need 300, 40 and 2. Or 15= a 10 and a 5. If you use the place value sheets you can also write the number in words.
Using these cards help students to “see” the difference in sizes and how many places it takes up. You can pack the cards on top of each other as one would write it because it fits perfectly “into” each other. The ones are frames green, the tens are frames blue and the hundreds purple. These visual clues help to distinguish between the different cards and also correlates with the expanding sheets.
These place value cards can be used in a variety of ways. Pack the number cards in sequence, or skip count. Find the missing number or find the greater or smallest of numbers.
Included in this (free) printable place value number cards pack is ones, tens and hundreds PLUS 2 sheets to help expand numbers using the cards. Get it on our Freebies page, follow the instructions below.