Realizing the value of space is an important step in understanding more complex mathematical concepts. Large numbers can be difficult to understand, and this concept is fundamental to understanding future mathematical activities. Space value anchor charts using blocks, pictures, different number forms and class activities are all helpful ways that space value can be taught.
1. Ways to show a number
A solid space value base begins to form by displaying number forms, as in the example of this anchor chart.
Source: Teaching with a Mountain View
2. Photo form
Adding a picture form to this chart can help students visually understand the concept.
Source: Teacher Trap
3. Practice resources
This chart is helpful when students choose which value falls under each position when completing practice problems.
Source: Teacher Trap
4. Understand the title
Work with your students to understand the number headings by choosing the number of examples and deciding in class where they would fit on such a chart.
Source: Math Kids and Chaos
5. Space value robot
This fun robot will grab the attention of your students while mastering the concept.
6. Math Vocabulary
Get an idea of math vocabulary with the help of this chart to run your space value lesson smoothly.
Source: Lucky Little Learners
7. Use blocks
Draw blocks for visual comprehension and to help with extra use.
Source: Walberg Elementary
8. Adding decimals
Teach the value of space with decimals using this list showing different number forms.
Source: Mrs. Schaefer
9. Many ways to write a number
Different ways of writing a number presentation, including temperature and meaning, allow students to relate the lesson to real-life concepts.
Source: The Brown Bag Teacher
10. What is value?
Work with your students through this anchor chart to understand the value in different ways.
Source: Math Coach’s Corner
11. Sticky note activity
Keep sticky notes on your chart to exchange numbers and practice with the class.
12. Less is more
This general chart gets the point in a neat way with less vocabulary confusion.
13. Extended form for teaching space value
Using the expanded form, students can perceive the value of each space in a large number.
14. House anchor chart
Choose this beautiful home concept to learn numbers up to a hundred places.
Source: Van Wart Elementary
15. Decimal place value
Teach decimal place values by displaying expanded forms in different ways.
Source: Pattinson Fourth Grade
16. Teaching large numbers
Up to billions, students can learn the value of space through this large number of charts.
Source: Mrs. Martin
17. Vocabulary of space value
It’s important to make sure your student understands the vocabulary you’re using throughout the lesson. In addition to the numbers and values used here, throw the value in your own place.
Source: The Animated Teacher
Learn more about anchor charts with our anchor chart 101.
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