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Place Value Block Worksheets

Place value is the quantifiable cost of a digit that is located within an integer. The number 6 may be greater than 2, but in the number 26 that is a whole different story. Our number system is set on the concept of the base ten value system which means that if you have a value that consists of three digits, the center number has a number to the right of it that is 10 less than it and a number to the left of it that is 10 times greater than it. This is perhaps the most fundamental concept that is placed within the elementary curriculum because it leads to the concept of regrouping, multi digit values, and decimal values. These worksheets help students understand the concept of place value blocks and how they can be used to represent values.

Aligned Standard: Kindergarten - K.NBT.1, K.OA.3

What Are Place Value Blocks?

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Place value blocks are a hands-on way to learn the concept of place value in the decimal number system. They are a physical manifestation of the base ten number system that we follow. It helps in developing the concepts about operations, measurement; basically, all the concepts of pure mathematics. The place value blocks help students get a deeper understanding of the meaning of number combinations and regrouping of numbers.

Place value blocks provides a spatial reasoning mode for creating the number system. If you decide to purchase these physical blocks, they will be invaluable to introducing students to the decimal thought process. The smallest block you will normally find come in 1 cm cubes and they are called units, the narrow blocks having 1 x 1 cm by 10 cm are called rods. When 10 of these are combined, they become a flat square block, having measure 1 x 10 x 10 cm. The largest block having a measure of 10 cm on a side is called cubes.

The size of the blocks makes for an ideal relationship to define the place values of numbers. Since they are constructed in a uniform manner, they will be the same regardless of where you purchase them from. Students enjoy playing around with blocks, creating structures have a better understanding of the existing number system. This leads them to work out even the toughest problems and work intuitively with the geometric concepts of shape learning about perimeter, area, and volume of these shapes.

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