teaching resource

Writing Numbers in Expanded Form Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Oct 2023

Help students practice writing numbers in expanded form with this fun and engaging gameboard and cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  2 - 4

teaching resource

Writing Numbers in Expanded Form Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Oct 2023

Help students practice writing numbers in expanded form with this fun and engaging gameboard and cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  2 - 4

Help students practice writing numbers in expanded form with this fun and engaging gameboard and cards.

Writing Numbers in Expanded Form

Learning the expanded forms of numbers is a fundamental math skill for children because it gives them a deep understanding of how our number system works. It enables them to comprehend the composition of numbers, place value’s role, and each digit’s significance. This forms the basis for more advanced mathematical concepts they’ll encounter on their academic journey. 

When teaching and learning about the expanded form of 3-digit to 5-digit numbers, providing hands-on experiences is crucial. This gameboard is the perfect way to get your students practicing writing numbers in expanded form, all while having fun with their peers.

Here are just a few reasons why this resource needs to be in your classroom when learning about expanded form: 

  • Encourages active engagement and participation.
  • Reinforces the concept of expanded form enjoyably.
  • Provides opportunities for friendly competition and learning from peers.
  • Enhances critical thinking and mathematical skills.
  • It can be adapted for various age groups and skill levels.

How to Play this Math Gameboard

Here’s how your students will play this math game:

  • Roll the number cube and move forward that number of spaces.
  • Read the directions on the space and move accordingly.  
  • If a player ‘picks a card’, players will write the number in expanded form on their recording sheets.
  • Players will check their answers with each other.  If all players have the same correct answer, the next player takes a turn. 
  • The player who gets to the finish line first wins!

Download and Play Today!

Use the dropdown menu to choose between this resource’s easy-to-print PDF or the editable Google Slide version. It is strongly recommended that you print this on thick card or laminate to ensure this resource’s durability to be used repeatedly.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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