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Place Value Pegs

Teaching place value to young students can be both fun and effective with the right resources. We are thrilled to introduce a new, interactive activity called "Place Value Pegs," designed specifically for Year 1 and Year 2 students. This free resource can be downloaded by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

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Why Choose "Place Value Pegs"?

"Place Value Pegs" is an engaging and hands-on activity that helps young learners grasp the concept of place value in a fun and interactive way. By using pegs and colorful cards, students can actively participate in their learning process, making abstract concepts more tangible and easier to understand.


How Does "Place Value Pegs" Work?

  1. Print and Prepare:

    • Download the "Place Value Pegs" resource and print out the cards. Laminating the cards will make them durable for repeated use in the classroom.

  2. Interactive Learning:

    • Each card features a 2-digit number and three options at the bottom, which might include pictures of MAB (Multibase Arithmetic Blocks), numerals, or numbers written in words.

    • Students use pegs to select the correct representation of the given 2-digit number.


Example Activity

  • Card Example:

    • The card shows the number 84.

    • At the bottom of the card, there are three options:

      • A picture of MAB blocks with 8 tens and 4 ones.

      • A picture of MAB blocks with 7 tens and 4 ones.

      • A picture of MAB blocks with 8 tens and 5 ones.

    • Students need to peg the correct option, which is the picture with 8 tens and 4 ones.


Benefits of "Place Value Pegs"

  • Hands-On Learning:

    • Using pegs and cards allows students to physically interact with the learning material, making the concept of place value more concrete.

  • Engagement:

    • The colorful cards and use of pegs make learning fun, keeping students engaged and interested.

  • Immediate Feedback:

    • Teachers can easily see if students have selected the correct option and provide immediate feedback, helping to reinforce learning.

  • Versatility:

    • The cards can be used in various settings, including individual practice, small group activities, and math centers.


How to Use "Place Value Pegs" in Your Classroom

  1. Math Centers:

    • Incorporate "Place Value Pegs" into your math centers for a hands-on activity that students can rotate through during math lessons.

  2. Individual Practice:

    • Use the cards for individual practice sessions where students can work at their own pace to identify the correct representations of 2-digit numbers.

  3. Small Group Activities:

    • Organize small group activities where students can collaborate and help each other understand place value concepts using the pegs and cards.

  4. Assessment Tool:

    • Utilize the cards as a quick and effective assessment tool to gauge students’ understanding of place value.

The "Place Value Pegs" activity is a fantastic resource for teaching place value to Year 1 and Year 2 students. By incorporating pegs and colorful cards, this free resource makes learning interactive, engaging, and effective. Download the "Place Value Pegs" activity today by clicking the button below and bring a new level of excitement and understanding to your students' place value lessons!

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