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Learning place value can be tricky for kids once they begin associating digits to values. That’s why it’s essential we give them as much practice as they need. These fun puzzle cards will get kids matching honey bee digit cards to their equivalent place value honey cards. So much fun!
Your kids will love these cards! Laminate for durability and have them ready for center activities.
Place Value Cards
- Puzzle cards (below)
- Linking cubes or just cubes (for extra practice)
- Print and laminate the cards (it’s preferable that you print in color but whichever way should be okay for use).
- Cut up the puzzle cards so that you have a set of the honey bee cards and a set of the honey baskets with the place value cubes on them.
- Place the honey bee cards face up and instruct the students to find their equivalent place value honey bee cards. Make sure that they are doing this correctly by observing how they count and find the numbers.
- As added practice, I get the students to count cubes when they read the digit and find the card that matches the cubes. This would make it easier for struggling students as well!
- Finally, once the students have matched all the cards, walk around and check to make sure that their cards are correctly placed.
This activity can be used in many ways! I also like using the bee cards and playing a ‘counting on’ game with them. Shuffle the cards and get each student to pick a card and then that student has to count on from the number shown on the card, if they make a mistake then they are out of the game. They continue this until one person remains etc. Fun and they don’t even realize that they are learning! :)
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