Teaching all math standards to kindergarteners can feel overwhelming, particularly when unsure if all standards are being effectively covered. Recognizing the necessity for purposeful activities that correspond with each math standard, I have developed activities to complement the teaching of these standards. Below are ideas and some of my top picks for Teaching Little Learners Math Standard Base 10 and Place Value.

## Introduction

• Introducing Base 10 Blocks: Use physical manipulatives like base 10 blocks to help your little learners to visualize and understand the concept of place value.
• By using these physical manipulatives, students can develop a hands-on understanding of how digits’ placement affects the overall value of a number.

## Counting Practice

• Engage your little learners in counting activities using manipulatives or visual aids to reinforce their understanding of place value. (Engaging Counting Activities For Kindergartners)
• Relate counting activities to real-life situations to make it more engaging and practical.
• Incorporate games and interactive activities to make counting practice fun and enjoyable. (Counting Jars Activity + FREEBIE)
• Provide opportunities for little learners to work in pairs or small groups to enhance collaboration and communication skills while counting.

## Number Identification Games

• Incorporate games that help your students recognize numbers and their places in a given number, reinforcing the concept of place value. (Dice Games Year Long Bundle)

## Interactive Worksheets

• Create interactive worksheets that require your little learners to identify and fill in the correct place value of numbers to practice and apply their knowledge. (Math Tool Kit)

## Supplies Needed

Clear Cups (Dollar Store)

Straws (Dollar Store)

Write the numbers on the cups. Cut some of the straws into pieces. Place a whole straw into the cup (this represents 10). Then put cut straw pieces into the cup to represent the ones. Now your little learners can use this fun and interactive activity to compose ones and tens.

With the help of these ideas and activities, your kindergarteners are sure to succeed in learning and practicing the base 10 and place value math standards. Remember to always intentionally teach with purpose and fun!!

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