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Warrenton, VA
3 - 8
Class Size:
Less than 10
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  • Pencil
  • Paper Clip (one per student or pair of students)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Spinner
  • Place Value Chart
  • Number Tiles


Students will:

  • create numbers using the place values of ones through hundred thousands and
  • read numbers using the correct place value names.

Resource Instructions

  1. Review with students the different place values in a number.
  2. Hand out spinner, place value chart, and number tiles to each student or pair of students (can be adjusted based on number of students in class).
  3. Have students cut out all of the pieces.
  4. Have them glue the place value chart together.
  5. Hand out the paper clips.
  6. Explain to the students that they will be using the pencil to hold the paper clip in the center of the spinner to spin for numbers.
  7. Explain that they will be creating numbers by spinning the paper clip to choose digits and placing the corresponding number tiles in the chart.
  8. They must go from right to left when placing their tiles on the chart.
  9. As they complete an entire number, have them come up to the board to write down their number and read it aloud to the class.
  10. Repeat as many times as needed.

(May follow up activity with a place value worksheet that they will complete independently.)


Extension Ideas:

  • Continue the place value chart up to millions, billions, etc.
  • Continue the place value chart down to tenths, hundredths, and thousandths
  • Have other groups/students read other groups'/students' numbers


Students will be assessed through:

  • accurately reading the created numbers and
  • correctly completing the follow up worksheet.

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    1. PDFPlace Value Activity Pieces (download)