One of the skills I have found most challenging to get across to my students is not only the value of a digit but also its value compared to others. I wanted to find a way to get my students to be able to see numbers in a different way and be able to move digits around with their hands and manipulate them.
I created this interactive place value chart in hopes of increasing my students’ understanding of numbers, digits, and their values, but I also wanted my students to have fun. And guess what….it worked!
It’s so versatile that you can adapt it to fit the needs of your class in grades 3, 4, and 5. Check out how your chart can be modified:
What did we gain in my classroom?
- EXCITEMENT from my students – they bought in!
- participation – my kids wanted to ask questions because they wanted to come up to the chart!
- resourcefulness – even when we were doing classwork, they would ask if they could go use the chart to help them with their work.
- growth – I saw struggling learners make progress with the skills we were working on and making academic gains
How do you set up this interactive place value chart? Click here to find out.
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All of the activities are also available in a digital form.
Get a sample digital AND printable place value activity.