# Place Value Activities for Second Grade

## PLACE VALUE ACTIVITIES FOR SECOND GRADE

Do your learners need practice with place value? These second grade place value activities is what you need!

## What is Place Value?

Place value is the basis of our entire number system. This is the system in which the position of a digit in a number determines its value. The number 34,678 is different from 87,643 because the digits are in different positions.

Children need lots of practice with this skill in order to form a firm foundation for their number sense.

Before second grade, children have usually worked with place value through 99. Before beginning place value to 1,000 review place value to 99. The more you review, the better the transfer to 1,000 will be. Take time practicing the language and interpreting the value of numbers using the language of place value.

## What is the importance of learning place value ?

An understanding of the place value of numbers is vitally important to learning operations. It is how we can compare numbers; line up numbers vertically; make sense of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with larger numbers; and it is the foundation for regrouping.

Children who lack place value understanding struggle with the four basic operations and lack the foundation for more complex math skills.

That’s why I have created these place value centers to review the place value skills learned in second grade.

There are 7 different place value activities for second grade in this pack:

#### VALUE OF DIGITS

In this activity, students pick the provided 2 and 3 digit number cards and find the value of each digit. A recording sheet has been provided to make transfer the information easier.

#### BUILD IT

In this center, 2 digit and 3 digit number cars are provided. Students use the provided Mat to represent the given number using base ten blocks. They then, transfer the information to the recording sheet with  drawing.

#### GUESS IT MATH RIDDLES

In this center, students use the place value clues provided in the cards to guess the number. The, they play a board game as they answer questions.

#### SPIN IT

In this center, students use dice to form a 2 digit or 3-digit number. After that, they proceed to spin the spinner and write the number in word form, expanded form, or base ten model.

#### EXPAND IT

In this center, students use the number strips and dry erase markers to write the expanded form of the number provided. The, they transfer the information to the recording sheet.

#### SPIN AND COMPARE

Here, students use spinners and compare the 2 numbers. Some numbers are written in word form. 2-digit and 3-digit spinners provided.

#### PLACE VALUE HOUSES CRAFT

This second grade extension activity for place value  is a great math craft, which is part of the Place Value Second Grade Math Centers pack. Students pick a 2, 3, or 4 digit number to build their place value houses. This can be used for differentiation. At the end, display the houses s a bulletin board display to create a Place Value Town.