Hey everybody! Has your week been crazy, too?! Our second graders have been crazy about place value this week! I just love teaching all the concepts that go along with this unit. Our district has a math consultant, and we were fortunate enough to have her come to our classrooms this week. She shared some really good ideas to reinforce place value.
First, we played "Race to 100!" The kiddos just loved this one! They each had a partner, a place-value mat, 2 dice, and base-ten blocks. They took turns rolling the dice and added the sum to their place value mat each time. The first to 100 won the game. They love anything where they get to roll dice!
Next, they went to the carpet to hear this fabulous story:
I never thought of using this to teach place value! I always used it to compare/contrast. After they listened to the story, they went back to their seats to make pig houses out of the base-ten blocks. This was a great assessment to see who could make the given number.
Finally, they got to pick their own number and create a pig house for their number. They had to write the number using digits and using words, since that was a skill we just learned. I may go back and let them add expanded form to it once I have taught it.
We then decided to make our very own even and odd street. I have seen so many of these cute streets out in the blog world, and I just couldn't resist!
Students had to distinguish between even and odd, and then work together to order their houses from least to greatest.
I am so excited tomorrow is Friday! I hope y'all have a great weekend!
Tiffany @ The Lemonade Stand