Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Printable Place Value Slider

On previous blog posts, I have shared some ideas on learning about numbers and place value as well as sharing my printable place value game to show some different ways we have used to learn about two and three digit numbers. I have since adapted one of my earlier resources, the Place Value Slider, to include four digit numbers.  


I originally got the idea of making a place value slider from here and made a three digit place value slider (pictured below). I can honestly say that it has helped my son really understand two and three digit numbers. 

 
To make our four digit slider, we used our printable template and cut out the number strips and place value card then glued it onto some cardboard (picture below). We also had an extra piece of cardboard cut to the same size as the place value card. 


The next thing we did was to do is to cut out a 'window' on the place value card and make it the same size (or there about) as one number square on the number strip. I made a mistake in laminating the place value card BEFORE cutting out the window and trust me, it doesn't slide as well if done this way. So once you have cut out the windows, laminate the numbers strips, place value card and the extra cardboard piece. 


Once all the items are laminated and cut, you can then put it together. We found that using staples were the best way how to hold the pieces of cardboard together. We lined up the number strip with the window that we had cut out of the place value card. This gave us an idea of where to place the staples so the number card could still slide back and forwards. We then stapled the place value card and the extra piece of cardboard together (as backing) on either side of the number strip. We put two staples at the top and two more at the bottom so that the strip can slide through easily (see picture below). 


If you liked my Place Value Sliders, I have them available for you to download (both of them) as well as the Place Value Slider - Number Strips. You can find more hands-on ideas for learning about place value on my Maths - Place Value pinterest board.

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20 comments:

  1. Great idea!!! Thanks :)

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you find it as helpful as we have!

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  2. Hi Suzie, thanks for sharing your hard work! I came across your blog via Pinterest, and have included this post in my weekly round-up of great pins! If you'd like to check it out, you will find it here: http://littlegreenteacher.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/top-five-pins-of-the-week-7Oct13.html

    Cheers,
    Kelly at Little Green

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    1. Hi Kelly,
      Thank you for linking my blog post! I have checked it out and I am now your newest follower on bloglovin. Looking forward to seeing what else you share.
      Suzie

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  3. Saw this on Pinterest and I loved this so much, I made 4 sets for my class. Thanks bunches for your creativity.

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  4. I love your ideas! I am going to make sets for my student to use at their desk. I love this hands on version to teach place value.

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    1. Thank you. I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine have!

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  5. Thank you. This is a great idea and I wish I had seen it before I subbed for a math teacher today. One student was really struggling with place value. Thanks again. J. Tolson. NYC/USA

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    1. You're welcome!! Take it with you next time you sub and make a different to another student who maybe struggling.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this resource! This is going to be my first year teaching full time and creative resources like this are hard to come by for free.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you and your students find it useful.

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  7. Wow!! Great idea!!! Thanks a lot!!!
    Cova

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  8. Thanks very much for sharing your hard work

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  9. I LOVE this!!! Thank you so much!

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  10. Love this! Thanks for sharing it. I just finished preparing it for our homeschool this school year.

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  11. How do you print the place value sliders and number strips?

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  12. Thank you, this was exactly what we have been looking for

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