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3-Digit Place Value Abacus Cards

Free on Plus | 5 pages (PDF)|Grades: 1 - 2

A set of abacus cards for students to show the place value of hundreds, tens, and ones.

Use this teaching resource in the mathematics classroom when exploring 3-digit place value.

Print, cut out, and laminate a class set of abacus cards, abacus beads, and 3-digit number cards.

Students pick a number card, say the number, then represent it with the cut-out beads, counters, or blocks on their abacus cards. Alternatively, provide students with three dice to roll and determine the number.

As an extension, after making the number on the abacus, encourage the students to represent each number in word, standard, and expanded form in their math journals. For a challenge, time how many numbers the students can make in one minute!

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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