Place Value and Numbers to 100

Oct 24, 2016

Activity for ages 5 to 7.

Understanding the concept of place value (the number 74 has 7 tens and 4 ones, for example) is important for children to develop a solid sense of numbers. Our place value activity mats are a hands-on way to practice reading, writing and counting numbers from 1 to 100. They’re great to use as number of the day practice, morning work or math centers. And they’re a perfect compliment to our NO PREP Place Value Activity Pack!

This free math activity can help consolidate and reinforce your child's understanding of place value and numbers to 100.

Getting Ready

I printed off the color version of the place value mat and numbers (below) and laminated them. Then I printed the black and white versions onto colored paper to make them a little more exciting.

I gathered dry erase markers, pencils and some buttons (although they were not essential) and we were ready to go!

Practice place value, counting on and numbers to 100 with this free activity.

The Activity

First, we shuffled the number cards and placed them face down. We chose two at random and put them in the place value boxes at the top right of the mat. If one is a zero it needs to go in the ‘ones’ or right hand box, but otherwise any number can go to the right or the left.

We took a look at the number and read it out loud. Then we searched to find that number in the box to the left and circled it when we were successful.

We needed to deconstruct the number to fully understand the true value of it so we took the number in the tens box and circled that many plant pots. The number of pots told us how many tens, but the number of flowers in the plant pots told us the true value of that number. For example, 3 pot plants was the same as 30 flowers.

These flowers and pot plants are a great visual for reinforcing place value in numbers up to 100. Free!!

We wrote that number in the ‘TENS’ box at the bottom and then followed the same process for the number in the ‘ones’ box – circling the right number of flowers and then writing that number into the ‘ONES’ box.

Some children chose to make a check mark in the boxes below the pot plants and individual flowers to mark them off. Others numbered them as they went.

Finally, the original number was written into the correct box at the bottom right of the page, then the following numbers were written in to encourage counting on from any number.

Grab Your Set

Click the blue download button below and then hop over and snag our NO PREP Place Value Activity Pack too!

NO PREP Place Value Activity Pack. Perfect for morning work, math lessons, math stations or homework.

3 Comments

  1. Donna

    Thanks for sharing- like how it covers finding on a chart, breaking into tens and ones, and counting on.

    Reply
    • Liz

      I hope your kids get lots of use out of it, Donna!

      Reply
  2. verna

    Thank you.

    Reply

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