# Place Value

## Great Games for Comparing Numbers – and Ordering Them Too!

Looking for some great games for comparing numbers? Just grab some dice. When kids roll and rearrange the digits, they can compare and order in a fun way. (more…)

## Teaching Rounding with a Number Line

Teaching rounding with a number line helps kids understand what it’s all about. The tactile experience lets them explore base-ten place value in a meaningful way. Before you ask your…

## How to Write a Number in Expanded Form

Wondering how to write a number in expanded form? Just decompose it by place value. For example, 390,406 = 300,000 + 90,000 + 400 + 6. Let’s take a look…

## Writing Rules for Numbers in Standard Form and Words

What are the writing rules for numbers in standard form and words? Basically, kids (and adults) must understand periods, or series of three numbers set off by commas. (more…)

## Reading Big Numbers – How to Teach It

Reading big numbers in your classroom? Make it easy! Just tackle periods first. (more…)

## Place Value Chart Printable and How to Use It

Looking for a place value chart that’s printable? Two versions let your kids work with numbers to the hundred thousands or hundred millions. And while you’re here, pick up some…