Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Place Value

A few months ago, I introduced place value to my students.   My blocks were ready and organized in containers that I found at the dollar store.  I also found some great base-10 labels for free from Frogs and Cupcakes blog!  I have had these labels forever but haven't used them.  I still need to glue them to the top of the containers.  #thissummer




I began my lesson with a "Mystery Bag," where I had some clues about our learning inside.  I had: a Moby and Annie Brain Pop Jr. picture along with the base-10 blocks and words.  The kids had to guess what our new unit was.  This is a great way to introduce a new lesson!



We got right to it with our manipulatives and place value mats.  Concrete learning is key with place value! As the kids practiced on their mats, I demonstrated on the board with my giant magnetic base-10 blocks.  I purchased the magnetic blocks several years ago and they are seriously one {if not the} best Math product I have!  Click the pic below to check them out!



To end our lesson, we reviewed with a fun Brain Pop Jr. clip on place value.  Brain Pop Jr. is a fantastic resource for any K-2 classroom!

If you'd like a copy of the introduction idea/cards, click here!  *The mats are part of my Double-Digit Without Regrouping Pack.  Enjoy!

xo
Megan


5 comments:

Karyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I use those same containers for my base ten blocks! Love them! Love your introductory activity! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Mrs. Leeby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for sharing the intro idea cards. This is such a fun activity!
xo
Learning With Mrs. Leeby

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your mystery bag introduction! Do you do this with all of your math units? Thanks for the freebie!!!
Kelly
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Karen F. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love all your ideas!! would love to pin this post but I am not seeing a way.. am I just missing it?
Karen
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Firstie Favorites said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just stumbled across your blog. I love your base 10 ideas! :)

I am new to the blogging world and I am promoting my blog by offering a free product from my TPT store to all of my new followers. I would love for you to check it out at Firstie Favorites.

I need to spend more time reading your blog as well... WOW.... so many great ideas!!

Take care,
Nicole

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