Place Value is a concept that kids learn in many different ways. Place value arrow cards are just one way to work on learning those numbers. And I have some fun free Christmas themed Place Value Arrow Cards with loads of variation for kids to work on those numbers.
I love that building numbers this way helps kids see place value in a different way. Plus they can see how each number in its place value.
It is a great place value activity that works from first grade through fourth grade.
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This is another great Christmas math printable for the site. I love when we can add fun new printables to help kids learn.
What is a place value arrow card?
It is a set of cards that can be used to show the standard form of a number and the expanded form of the numbers. They are normally for each level is in a different color with the arrow at the end to help put the cards together.
Each card shows the number in that place value. These cards are Christmas themed and have a gift at the end for kids to build with.
You will find numbers from 1 to 9999. This set also has decimal cards to build numbers with decimals. You will find tenth and hundredth in the set.
You are going to find building cards for kids to work on building different numbers. You are doing to find a mix of numbers without decimals.
Then you will have some with decimals. I tried to make each number unique so that you can build all the numbers.
Things to use with the Christmas Themed Place Value Arrow Cards
Here is a list of all the items we used in this post with the printables.
How to stack the Arrow Cards
You start with all the numbers you are going to use. You have the largest number at the top. You can see 6,000, 300, 80, and 1.
You take the hundreds card and place it on top of the thousands cards. You match the presents at the end.
Then you repeat the same process with the tens and ones. Then you can see the standard form of the number.
To use the decimals you start with the base number, then all the decimals. You can see 8 hundredths and 6 tenths.
You will want to start with the number that is farthest from the decimal point. So in sour case that would be the hundredths. You line up the present on the number.
Then you add the tenth on top of the hundredths. So you can see the final number.
How to use the Christmas Themed Place Value Arrow Cards
I like to set up the center where they have the cards and matching place value numbers. You can see how it looks here.
Then have fun building more and more numbers. I made the cards so you can build almost all the numbers with no repeats in each of the place values.
You also have 4 sets of cards with decimals. So that can be loads of fun to make!
One thing I like to do is keep the cards on a ring. This makes it easier to have in a center.
Now if you want to change things up and don’t want to use the cards. Then you can use place value dice! I love this because you roll the dice, put them in order, and then find the matching arrow cards.
What you will find in the free Christmas Themed Place Value Numbers
- Christmas themed Arrow Cards
- Place Value: thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, tenths, and hundredths
- Plave Value Task Cards for: 4 digits, 3 digitis and 2 digit numbers
- Plave Value Task Cards for: 4 digits plus 2 decimals, 3 digitis plus 2 decimals, 2 digit numbers plus 2 decimals, 1 digit plus 2 decimals and 2 decimals
- 15 pages of printables
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