A fun place value activity for students to use in the classroom when identifying the number of ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ in two-digit numbers.
Use this teaching resource in the classroom when exploring place value and when helping students to understand that two-digit numbers are comprised of tens and ones.
Choose between a Base-10 block spinner and a 0 to 9 digit number spinner. Print, cut out, and laminate a ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ spinner and attach the arrows with a brass fastener.
Place students into small groups. Provide each group with a ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ spinner and each student with a worksheet.
Students spin the ‘tens’ spinner and the ‘ones’ spinner then record the two-digit number they have made onto their worksheet.
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a "ten."
The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:
Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
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