teaching resource

# Valentine's Day - Number Form Match-Up

• Updated:  10 Jan 2023

Identify three-digit numbers in standard form, word form, expanded form, and in MAB form with a printable Valentine’s Day Maths activity.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 4

teaching resource

# Valentine's Day - Number Form Match-Up

• Updated:  10 Jan 2023

Identify three-digit numbers in standard form, word form, expanded form, and in MAB form with a printable Valentine’s Day Maths activity.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  3 - 4

Identify three-digit numbers in standard form, word form, expanded form, and in MAB form with a printable Valentine’s Day Maths activity.

## Skip the Standard, Word, & Expanded Form Worksheets!

Are you tired of the same old worksheets and activities you’re using to teach number forms to your primary students? We understand! Sometimes teachers need just as much variety in order to stay engaged with the content, so we’ve been busy putting together some fun maths activities and Valentine’s Day activities for older students. Starting with place value and number forms!

This Valentine’s Day maths activity has students realising just how “sweet” is to identify three-digit numbers in word, standard, MAB blocks and expanded form. Included are 36 individual matching cards. Students will find an example of nine different numbers in all four number forms within the deck. They will find groups of cards that represent

• Numbers in Standard Form
• Numbers in MABs
• Numbers in Word Form and
• Numbers in Expanded Form.

## Do Valentine’s Day Maths Stations Help Big Kids?

Absolutely! There are several reasons why maths stations may be more effective than worksheets for teaching students about standard, base ten, word, and number forms:

• Engagement: Maths stations can be more engaging for students than worksheets, as they offer a change of pace and a variety of activities to keep students interested.
• Collaboration: Maths stations often involve group work, which can foster collaboration and communication among students. This can be especially helpful for students who may struggle with math, as they can work with their peers to support each other’s learning.
• Hands-on learning: Many maths stations involve hands-on manipulatives or other interactive elements, which can help students understand concepts more deeply. For example, students might use MABs to create numbers in different forms, which can help them understand place value and how it relates to standard, base ten, and expanded forms.
• Differentiation: Maths stations can be easily modified to meet the needs of students at different levels by providing a range of activities with varying levels of difficulty. This can be more challenging to do with worksheets, which are often one-size-fits-all.
• Assessment: Maths stations can provide opportunities for teachers to informally assess student understanding in a low-stakes way, through observation and interaction with students as they work. This can be more challenging to do with worksheets, which often only provide a single measure of student understanding.

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the colour PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

Punch a hole in each corner to keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks to place them on a binder ring.

Before you go, make sure you grab a few more place-value resources for your kiddos!

This resource was created by Lauren Blankenship, a Teach Starter Collaborator.