Place value can be a mystifying concept to young children.
Place value can be a mystifying concept for adults
trying to teach young children.
I like to use various methods to help my kids gain understanding.
I found this old place value chalkboard,
that gives a great visual of the place value columns.
We write the numbers with the digits in the correct column.
When comparing numbers, it is easy to see which number is the least
and which is the greatest.
It also comes in handy for learning to carry,
or regroup, as some curriculums call it.
Plus, it is just fun to write with chalk,
To utilize a place value chart,
you can make paper charts,
they're easy to find on the internet.
You could also make your own gridlines
on a chalkboard or a dry erase board.
Anybody else have any great ideas for teaching place value?