teaching resource

# Expanded Form Poster Set

• Updated:  17 Oct 2023

Teach students what it looks like to expand 2-digit, 3-digit, 4-digit, 5-digit and 6-digit numbers with this set of classroom posters.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

• Years:  1 - 4

### Curriculum

• #### ACMNA013

Recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to at least 100. Locate these numbers on a number line

• #### ACMNA027

Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 1000

teaching resource

# Expanded Form Poster Set

• Updated:  17 Oct 2023

Teach students what it looks like to expand 2-digit, 3-digit, 4-digit, 5-digit and 6-digit numbers with this set of classroom posters.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

• Years:  1 - 4

Teach students what it looks like to expand 2-digit, 3-digit, 4-digit, 5-digit and 6-digit numbers with this set of classroom posters.

## Let’s Look at Numbers in Expanded Form!

Teaching kids about numbers in expanded form is a crucial step in their mathematical education. But what is the best way to start this journey with your young mathematicians?

1. Start with place value – explain that the position of each digit in a number represents a different value (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc).
2. Next, use visual aids to show students this, like MAB blocks – show how each digit has its place.
3. Once kids understand place value, introduce the concept of expanded form. Explain that expanded form breaks down a number into the sum of its individual place values. Start small – begin two-digit numbers or small three-digit numbers and show a number such as 256 as 200 + 50 + 6.

At this point, this is where these posters are the perfect visual display to add to your maths display board for students to use as a reference as they practice expanding numbers.

## Activities to Help Teach Kids about Expanding Numbers

• Place Value Bingo
• MAB Blocks – use physical base-ten blacks to demonstrate the expansion of numbers.
• Expanded form puzzles – use puzzles with numbers written in standard form and have kids match them with their corresponding expanded form.
• Scavenger Hunt – hide numbers around the classroom; kids need to find them and write down the numbers in expanded form.
• Use a variety of manipulatives like straws and beads to represent numbers in expanded form.
• Use real-life examples, such as how prices in a store can be expressed in an expanded form, such as \$100 + \$50 + \$5.

Use the dropdown menu to choose between the easy-to-print PDF document or the editable Google Slide version of this resource. It’s advised that you print on thick card to ensure the durability of these posters on your classroom maths display boards.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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