Build and Compare Numbers

Activity for ages 4 to 8.

Help kids develop a rock solid understanding of place value with hands-on number building!

Students will love using their base ten blocks to make each pair of numbers so they can see what one is greater…

And YOU’LL love that this build and compare activity is so easy to differentiate! Every set comes in 3 versions: practice 1 to 20, 1 to 50, or stretch kids who are ready by pulling out the 1 to 120 option.

Snag your set of 14 motivating challenges inside our VIP membership site, The Plato Pack!

Getting Ready

Prepping the center is a synch!

Simply cut along the lines to separate the cards. Then place them in a stack and grab your basket of base ten blocks.

Viola! You’re ready to go.

Build and Compare Numbers

The concept of the activity is simple but the impact packs a major punch!

Students pick up one card at a time and use their base ten blocks to build both of the numbers shown.

Then, looking closely at the base ten blocks, they decide what number is greater.

If kids are ready for a challenge, you can even have them write the matching math sentence on their record sheet!

The pack comes with 14 different sets so you can swap out the cards with fresh themes throughout the year.

There are pumpkins for fall…

Hearts for Valentine’s Day…

There are even glue bottles for the start of school!

Students will love all 14 motivating themes and YOU’LL love that they’re getting hands-on place value practice.

Snag Your Set

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