Ahhhh, summertime: relaxing by the pool, coffee on the deck in the morning........and laminating, cutting and preparing for next school year! If you are like most teachers and spend a good portion of your summer preparing new activities for your next students, I have got a great project for you! These place value tent cards are time-consuming to make, but they are so worth it. Your students will love to use them, and as long as they are taken care of, they will last you for years! Better yet, tent cards are a great way to make place value a hands-on activity!
These manipulatives can be used in several ways. First of all, students can build numbers and gain an understanding of the value of numbers. For example, students will learn that the "6" in 867 is not really a "6," but instead a "60."
One of my other favorite ways to use these is to practice expanded notation!
For a full tutorial on how to use place value tent cards, as well as a link to where you can download them for free, come on over to my blog, Teaching in the Early Years, by clicking on the button below.
See you there!