Place Value Activities for 2nd Grade

Place Value is one of the most important concepts when it comes to mathematical learning. It is the foundation for which everything builds upon. It’s imperative that your students are STRONG in knowing their tens chart so that they have a clear understanding of numbers and where they belong. Keep reading as I share a ton of place value activities for 2nd grade that will have your students begging for more!

Math needs to be fun for learners so check out a ton of place value activities for 2nd grade that will have your students begging for more!

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1. Books

Teaching place value helps students understand what a number is worth and its position. Why not use fun and engaging books to help students visualize the value of numbers?

Math needs to be fun for learners so check out a ton of place value activities for 2nd grade that will have your students begging for more!

In 8 Books for Teaching Place Value, I share rhyming stories, superhero adventures, and folk tales all related to place value!

2. Games

Place Value Toss is one of my favorite review activities to practice the skill all throughout the school year. I promise it’s as easy to play as it sounds! Simply label tubs for each place value and have students line up to toss a bean bag into the correct tubs.

Students keep score and practice writing the correct number! You can even write the numbers in expanded notation, word form, and more!

Math needs to be fun for learners so check out a ton of place value activities for 2nd grade that will have your students begging for more!

Teaching expanded form during your place value unit can be no easy task. Place Value Cups is a simple game that is easy to prep and will keep your kids super engaged!

All you need is styrofoam cups and markers for this game!

It takes a little thought to make sure you label each of the cups correctly for this activity but once you’ve done so, then the real fun begins!

Students will love this game because they will get to twist the cups to form different numbers while also checking their work. Grab the specific details on how this game works along with the FREE recording sheet over on the place value cups blog post!

3. Resources

Understanding the values of numbers helps students learn basic math skills, number sense, and the value of money. This Place Value Numbers to 1200 Unit really breaks down this specific skill into daily exercises.

Each day students are practicing a different form of understanding numbers whether it be standard, picture, word, or expanded form.

The best thing about this Place Value unit is that there are 10 days worth of lesson plans included, as well as, both pre and post-assessments. The digital version of this unit is also available for Google Slides!

Speaking of digital resources, if you are in need of some digital task cards be sure to get your hands on these Place Value Boom Cards! There are 2 decks of cards students can choose from with this activity reviewing up to 999.

Math needs to be fun for learners so check out a ton of place value activities for 2nd grade that will have your students begging for more!

Last, but not least, I have a special place value FREEBIE in my free resource library! Head over to my website to gain access to this digital apple place value activity & more for free!

As you can tell, 2nd grade is the perfect time to really reinforce place value! Whether your students are visual, audio, or kinesthetic learners there is something here for everyone.

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Math needs to be fun for learners so check out a ton of place value activities for 2nd grade that will have your students begging for more!
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