There are many ways to work on building numbers and arrow place value cards are just one way.
I love having different themes during the year to work on math. And now we have a fun free Earth Day Themed Place Value Arrow Cards for kids to learn with.
They will have fun building numbers and learning about expanded place value.
This is a great addition to the Earth Day printables on the site and a fun way to work on numbers.
So what are place value arrow cards?
These are cards that can be stacked from biggest to smallest numbers to build numbers. It is a simple way to work on expanding numbers and how they become standard numbers.
You can see an example of each of the cards below.
Also in this set is task cards to give to kids to build numbers. There is 3 types with numbers up to thousands, hundreds and tens.
Things to use with these printables
How to stack the Arrow Cards
You start with all the cards you are using for the number. It shows all the expanded forms of the numbers. You can see 5,000 100 80 and 6.
You take the hundreds card and place it on the thousands cards. You line up the Earth on each of the cards. So you see the number 5,100
You repeat the same process again with the 80 and 6 to make the number 5,186. Always starting with the biggest number.
Ways to use these Earth Day Place Value Arrow Cards
These cards are an easy way to work on building numbers.
You take a set of cards. You can see we are starting with the tens and ones task cards. You pull out the matching cards for the number. You find the 10 and 7 cards. You can see how it shows the expanded form of the number.
Then you stack the place value cards biggest number to littlest number. This makes the number to match the task card.
Then work your way to bigger numbers. It is easy to do once you get the idea. I tried to not have too many numbers repeat in the sets so you can build loads of numbers at the same time.
If you are looking to store these I recommend putting them on rings. It is super easy to do. You use a hole punch and put the cards on t a ring. You can do the same for the number cards. I recommend punching those on the right side by the earth.
It also makes it easy for kids to flip through the cards as they are building their numbers.
If you want to use the place value arrow cards with out the task cards. Then use place value dice. It makes building numbers super easy. You roll the dice and find the matching numbers. Then stack the number to make it standard form.
What you will find in the free Earth Day Themed Place Value Numbers
- Earth Day themed Arrow Cards
- Place Value: thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones
- Plave Value Task Cards for: 4 digits, 3 digitis and 2 digit numbers
- 8 pages of printables
Be sure to check out all the Earth Day Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com