exercises

Place Value 1

This year, first graders will be introduced to place value and our base 10 number system, usually by starting with 2-digit numbers (100 or less). This guided lesson helps introduce place value to first graders through instruction and examples targeted to this skill. If your child finishes the lesson and needs more practice with place value, download and print the accompanying worksheets suggested by our curriculum team.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities

Ten Frame Song

Ten Frame Song
Who knew ten could be such a huge help? Beginning counters will learn how to count double-digits quickly in this short song about the ten frame, which teaches how to add with groups of ten.

Place Value Signs

Place Value Signs

Building Numbers in the City

Building Numbers in the City

In this game your kid will drag and drop ones and tens blocks to build up impressive skyscrapers! He'll have to pick out the right combinations of blocks to put together the right buildings and fill in the cityscape. Having your kid use tens and ones blocks is a great way to connect numerals with their physical quantities. They're also useful for illustrating number decomposition and for helping your kid begin to understand place value.

2-Digit Place Value Baking

2-Digit Place Value Baking

To practice place value skills, kids move chocolate squares into the oven in increments of tens and ones. After following the chef's recipe and adding the right amount of ingredients, your child will have created beautiful desserts for the whole gang to enjoy.

Place Value Peas

Place Value Peas

Pass the peas! In this delicious counting game, kids use tens (shown as pea pods) and single ones (peas) to answer questions about place value. From counting tens and identifying numbers to comparing numbers, this game covers fundamental place value concepts that will help kids with math for years to come.

Seesaw Friends

Seesaw Friends

Join the number 14 in her quest to find a seesaw friend! Young readers will explore place value, learning how different values in the "tens" and "ones" will change a number's value in different ways. 

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