Grasping place value is a crucial step in understanding more complex mathematical concepts. Large numbers can be tough to comprehend, and this concept is fundamental to making sense of future math operations. Place value anchor charts using blocks, pictures, different number forms, and class activities are all helpful ways place value can be taught.
1. Ways to Show a Number
Creating a solid place value foundation starts with displaying number forms as in this anchor chart example.
Source: Teaching with a Mountain View
2. Picture Form
The addition of a picture form on this chart can help students visually grasp the concept.
Source: Teacher Trap
3. Practice Resource
This chart is helpful when having students pick out which value falls under each position when completing practice problems.
Source: Teacher Trap
4. Understanding Headings
Work with your students to understand the number headings by choosing example numbers and having the class decide where they fit on a chart such as this.
Source: Math Kids and Chaos
5. Place Value Robot
This fun robot will capture your students’ attention while mastering the concept.
6. Math Vocabulary
Gain an understanding of math vocabulary with this chart to help your place value lesson run smoothly.
Source: Lucky Little Learners
7. Use Blocks
Draw blocks to help visual understanding and use in addition.
Source: Wallburg Elementary
8. Adding in Decimals
Teach place value including decimals with this chart showing different number forms.
Source: Mrs. Schaefer
9. The Many Ways to Write a Number
Different ways of writing the representations of a number, including temperature and money, allow students to relate the lesson to real-life concepts.
Source: The Brown Bag Teacher
10. What’s the Value?
Work through this anchor chart with your students to understand value in different ways.
Source: Math Coach’s Corner
11. Sticky Note Activity
Put sticky notes on your chart to interchange numbers and practice along with the class.
12. Less is More
This simple chart gets the point across with fewer wordy distractions in a neat way.
13. Expanded Form to Teach Place Value
Using expanded form, students can grasp the value each place holds within a larger number.
14. House Anchor Chart
Love this cute house idea to learn numbers up to the hundreds place.
Source: Van Wert Elementary
15. Decimal Place Value
Teach decimal place value by displaying expanded form in different ways.
Source: Pattinson Fourth Grade
16. Teaching Large Numbers
Up to the billions, students can learn place value with this large number chart.
Source: Mrs. Martin
17. Place Value Vocabulary
It’s important to ensure your student understand the vocabulary you’re using throughout the lesson. Throw in your own place value vocab in addition to digit and value that are used here.
Source: The Animated Teacher
Learn more about anchor charts with our Anchor Chart 101.
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