Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Place Value Lesson

Remember this great find:


These plates came from target and I thought they would be perfect for a pv lesson.  I had already taught place value so I thought that I would put a center together for this week.

I modeled… very specifically how to do this on my elmo before we started centers.  Students were given a baggie with valentine’s m&ms, which contains red, white, light and dark pink candies.  The students were instructed that no matter what pink… pink is pink!    The students poured the contents of the baggie into the big slot and then sorted  by following directions on the worksheet.  One example problem was the reds were the ones, the pinks were the tens, and the whites were the hundreds. Download the recording sheet below… this could easily be done with a math mat instead of the plates.


1 comment:

Ms. A's Class said...

This is such a great idea!
Thanks for sharing.