 Here’s a fun set of manipulative puzzles for elementary place value. This activity can be adapted for a variety of learners and age levels. Students will click and drag the puzzles together (one puzzle per slide) and then use their meta-cognitive skills to explain their thinking and their solution.  This is a Template Preview link. You will only be able to see the presentation slide. You will see only the main activity slide and not the drag and drop pieces or the directions which are located in the work space and in the presenter’s notes. To view the entire activity, please click Use Template and then edit your copy to meet the needs of your learners.

T.E.K.S.

Math Grade 01 1.2.E Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system related to place value. The student is expected to use place value to compare whole numbers up to 120 using comparative language.

Math Grade 02 2.2.C  Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system related to place value. The student is expected to generate a number that is greater than or less than a given whole number up to 1,200

Math Grade 02 2.2.D Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system related to place value. The student is expected to use place value to compare and order whole numbers up to 1,200 using comparative language, numbers, and symbols (>, <, or =)

Math Grade 02 2.7.B Algebraic reasoning. The student applies mathematical process standards to identify and apply number patterns within properties of numbers and operations in order to describe relationships. The student is expected to use an understanding of place value to determine the number that is 10 or 100 more or less than a given number up to 1,200

ISTE 4 Cs:

Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication

Technology Integration Extension:

Have students create their own problems and invite (use share button) another classmate to complete the problems.

Have students record their explanations using Flipgrid or Padlet. They can respond to other students and offer alternative methods or processes for solving the problem.

Want to make these kinds of manipulatives in Google Slides yourself? Check out this DIY: DIY/How to create your own puzzles
TEMPLATE – Math – Place Value Puzzles
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