The learner will use place value to create #'s according to specific criteria.
In this activity students arrange digit carts to build a number to satisfy the criteria. Possible criteria : build the largest number you can, build the smallest number you can, build a number less than 500, etc... To extend this activity have student in each group order their group #'s from greatest to least or least to greatest.
Place Value Activity : Build a Number
Materials: Class set of small digit cards (0-9)
The learner will use place value to create #’s according to specific directions
1. Give each student a set of digit cards.
2. Give directions for students to form a number to meet the given criteria. ( Model for kids on Elmo or Overhead a few times)
Note: Criteria can be set to grade level needed.
3. Students arrange digit cards to build a number to satisfy the conditions.
-Build the largest number you can.
-Build the smallest number you can.
-Build a number less than 500.
-Build a number larger than 500.
-Build a number that is between 200 and 600.
-Build a number that is 10 more than 462.
-Build a number 200 less than 381.
Extension: After building numbers, have students in each group order their numbers from greatest to least or least to greatest.
4. Repeat several times with different digits and different directions.
Enrichment: As student become more proficient, choose a student to give directions for building each number to promote higher-order thinking.