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Place Value Cacti - 3-Digit Expanded Form Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 6 pages | Years: 2

Build 3-digit numbers in expanded form with a fun cactus-themed place value activity.

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These fun cactus number-building cards are on point! Use this fun teaching resource in the classroom when exploring 3-digit place values.

Print, cut and laminate the 3-digit number cacti cards and the hundreds, tens and ones sombrero hats.

In small groups, students pick a card, say the number on the card, and then make the number by placing the corresponding number of hundreds, tens and ones sombreros on top of the cactus.

Alternatively, provide the students with the blank cacti cards and have the students roll three different dice to determine the 3-digit number.

As an extension, encourage students to record and expand each number in their workbooks.

Please note that multiple pages of the hundreds, tens and ones sombreros page may need to be printed, cut and laminated for larger group sizes.

Download Your Year 2 Place Value Game

This resource downloads as a printable PDF resource file. We have included the full-colour and printable black-and-white versions if you’d like to add more cards to the activity.

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