Sunday, August 21, 2011

Visions of Place Value Dance in My Head!!!!!

We have worked on Place Value all week long and my kids are beginning to get it! One of the activities we did to work on ordering numbers with four digits was to try to get every student in the class lined up in the correct order in under thirty seconds. They beat the clock and ended the week trying to line up in fifteen seconds! I just wrote four digit numbers {3,024; 3,204; 3,420; 3,240} on large index cards. Each child held a card up to their chest and raced to get in the correct order.

Tomorrow I plan on dividing the class into three teams. Each student will get a card with either a number or comma on it. When I call out a number, the students will have to race to their team's place value chart and stand under the correct heading. Click on the picture below to download the Place Value Headings. Print on bright paper and laminate so they will withstand the racing! They aren't fancy and there's no clip art, but it will save you time!

I'm going to put Number Play in one of my Math Stations. Click on the picture below for the Freebie!
We are going to fill out a graphic organizer to put in our Math Journals to help the students remember the different ways to write a number.
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  1. I really like this graphic organizer. I will be using it with my kiddos in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the freebie!

  2. Thanks Mary! I tried making the graphic organizer last night! We did the Frayer model cards in our math journals yesterday! :)

    Third Grade Meanderings

  3. Nothing happens when I click on number play. Am I doing something wrong? I love the other freebies. Can't wait to use them.

  4. Laura, try again. I think it is ok now.

  5. Love it and plan to use it today. Thx