Primary maths: Number and place value

Sian Evans
07th September 2018
Colourful numbers representing primary maths, number and place value lessons, activities, games and displays

Classroom activities, games and displays to re-energise your number and place value lessons during the first few weeks of term

We all know that number and place value underpins every aspect of primary maths, which is why it is so important to help all of your students understand these key concepts as quickly as possible. Sometimes, that's easier said than done. 

As a topic that is taught year in, year out, keeping lessons fresh and engaging can be a challenge. That's why we've looked through the very best resources to make sure you have all the tools you need to tackle this fundmental topic. 

Classroom activities

As first impressions matter, make sure your place value lessons start off as they mean to go on with these student-friendly packs of activities, specifically written for individual year groups. Mapped to National Curriculum learning objectives, these ready-to-use resources are jam-packed full of problem-solving tasks to help learners gain a deeper understanding. 

Year 1 - Place Value - Week 1 - Sorting, Counting and Representing Objects

This is pack 1 of 4 on Year 1 place value and covers the small steps Sort Objects, Count Objects and Represent Objects.  The resources aim to help children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered in the first week.  Numbers are represented in a variety of ways and lend themselves well for use alongside concrete manipulatives such as place value counters and Base 10.

The resources include pictorial and abstract representations as well as reasoning and problem solving activities and more open ended problems to support and extend your whole class.

I hope you find them useful.
By MKConnolly

Year 2 - Place Value - Week 1 - Count & Represent Numbers to 100, Tens & Ones, Place Value Chart

This pack of resources covers Year 2 place value for the first week of the autumn term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 1 includes worksheets and activities on:
- Numbers to 100
- Tens and ones
- Place Value charts

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback very welcome.

By RustyMaths

Year 3- Place Value- Week 1 - Counting in hundreds, representing 3 digit numbers.

This is pack 1 of 3 on Year 3 place value and covers the small steps Hundreds, Represent numbers to 1,000 and 100s, 10s and 1s (1). . Numbers are represented in a variety of ways and lend themselves well for use alongside concrete manipulatives such as place value counters and Base 10.

The resources include pictorial and abstract representations as well as reasoning and problem solving activities and more open ended problems to support and extend your whole class.

I hope you find them useful.
By bch89

Year 4 - Place Value - Week 1 - Roman Numerals, Rounding to 10 and 100

This pack of resources covers Year 4 place value for the first week of the autumn term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 1 includes worksheets and activities on:
- Roman Numerals
- Rounding to 10 and 100
- Problem solving

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback very welcome.

By RustyMaths

Year 5 - Place Value - Week 1 - Numbers to 10,000, Roman Numerals & Rounding

This pack of resources covers Year 5 place value for the first week of the autumn term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 1 includes worksheets and activities on:
- Numbers to 10,000
- Roman Numerals
- Rounding to 10, 100 and 1,000

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback very welcome.

By RustyMaths

Year 6 - Place Value - Week 1 - Numbers to 10,000,000 & Compare and Order

This is pack 1 of 2 on Year 6 place value and covers the small steps Numbers to 10,000,000 and Compare and Order any Number.  The resources aim to help children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered in the first week.  Numbers are represented in a variety of ways and lend themselves well for use alongside concrete manipulatives such as place value counters and Base 10.

The resources include pictorial and abstract representations as well as reasoning and problem solving activities and more open ended problems to support and extend your whole class.

I hope you find them useful.
By MKConnolly

Lesson ideas

If you are looking to refresh your usual set of resources, then look no further than these imaginative approaches. Why not challenge budding detectives to crack the place value code or bring place value into a real-world example using this activity all about footballers' pay? Plus, adding a theme, such as Vikings or dragons, is a great way to engage pupils from the start. 

Crack the Code - Yr 5 Maths Mastery. Place Value - multiplying by 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000

This is a fun activity which encourages problem solving and mastery within place value, (plus a little bit of revision with co-ordinates too!) My class loved it.

Learning Objectives for this activity:
Y5 Learning objective - to multiply whole numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.
Y5 Learning objective – to determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 1 million.
Y5 Learning objective - to add whole numbers with more than four digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction).
Y4 Learning objective – describe positions on a 2-D grid as co-ordinates.
By susiesee

Footballers' Pay - Large Numbers Place Value Challenge

A place value challenge which asks children to read, order, write and solve problems using large numbers, including millions. Based on footballers' pay and differentiated four ways. Designed for lower ability Y6 maths lesson as a challenge.

Edit - Cheque templates added, apologies.
By Nereis

Viking Themed Numbering and Place Value Worksheets for Year 5 Classes

12 fun, Viking-themed worksheets, covering many aspects of numbering and place value. Worksheets include a range of questions and topics including ordering numbers, comparing numbers and writing numbers as words. All worksheets are Viking themed so use them alongside history lessons to surround your class with the subject. This worksheet bundle is aimed at Year 5 classes and is differentiated for a range of abilities and would be suitable for other year groups, depending on ability.

Suitable for Elementary school students (US) and Primary school students (UK).

Includes both colour and black and white copies of each worksheet and each answer page!

Inside you will find…
Comparing Numbers
1 sheet of problems comparing 5-digit numbers.
1 sheet of problems comparing numbers with decimals up to 10,000.
2 sheets of answers.
Ordering Numbers
1 sheet of word problems ordering numbers up to 10,000.
1 sheet of problems ordering 4-digit numbers.
2 sheets of answers.
Numbers to Words
1 sheet of problems writing 4-digit numbers as words and vica versa.
1 sheet of problems writing 5-digit numbers as words and vica versa.
2 sheets of answers.
Rounding Numbers
1 sheet of problems roundin 1-digit decimals to the nearest whole number.
1 sheet of word problems rounding numbers up to 1000 to the nearest 10.
1 sheet of word problems rounding numbers 4-digit numbers to the nearest 100.
3 sheets of answers.
Place Value
1 place value grid using 4-digit numbers.
1 sheet of place value word problems using 5-digit numbers.
1 sheet of place value word problems using 6-digit numbers.
3 sheets of answers.
Plus Black and White Copies of each worksheet and answer sheet!

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Place Value/Partition Dragon-Themed: Place Value/Partition Worksheets/Cut and Paste - Tens and Ones

A dragon-themed resource relating to place value: tens and ones.

Content:
- Worksheet 1 (3 pages) - Students group the dragons in tens and then add on the ones to make the number which they write in the blank box.

- Worksheet 2 (10 pages) -This is a cut and paste activity where by the students partition the number at the top into tens and ones by cutting out dragons and sticking the correct number of dragons in the labelled circles (tens/ones).

- Worksheet 3 (10 pages) - This is a cut and paste activity as above but the activity goes one step further whereby the students write the number in a place value frame or grid.

- Worksheet 4 (5 pages)(extension) - This is for the more able and the students are ready for the next step. The numbers are higher. The students write the number that is at the side of the place value grid into the grid.

You may be interested in:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/place-value-tens-and-ones-units-presentations-lesson-plan-practical-activities-11529117

Images are royalty free from Pixabay free images.

Hope you enjoy this dragon-themed resource which goes well with resources relating to legends and myths and special days such as St George’s , St Patrick’s and St David’s Day.

By Ro_Milli0110

Games and displays

Who said maths can't be fun? Introducing games, and an element of competition, will quickly let you see how much your class know already and where there are areas for improvement. And, as number and place value features in every topic, turn your classroom into a mathematical masterpiece with these supportive displays. 

Fill your ladder maths game

Game that focuses on place value and using the < and > symbols. Includes ladder game boards, number cards up to 100 (in Sassoon font) plus spare blank cards and a spinner. Full instructions included
By bevevans22

Guess Who Maths Vocabulary Game - Differentiated for KS1 and KS2 - Number and Place Value

A twist on the classic family game of 'Guess Who' based on the new 2014 curriculum.

My Year 3 class really enjoyed this game as a method to revise maths vocabulary and my Year 6 class loved it last year too.

Differentiated version of the game are designed for Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Also suitable for KS3.

This is a carefully thought-out game to be played in pairs to practise maths vocabulary such as greater than, less than, multiple, odd, even, factor, square, cube, etc (age-appropriate guidelines included within pack). Instructions and a list of the covered objectives for the 2014 curriculum are included.

Laminate for a game that can be reused again and again.

Once downloaded, please leave a review.
By Miss-Becky

PLACE VALUE DISPLAY KS1/KS2

This is an eye-catching display that can be placed above your IWB or printed off as a visual aid.

By Pdiggie

Place Value Display Banner

NEW CURRICULUM 2014 UPDATED VERSIONS: Please look carefully at the file names to download the version you want. 'Ones&' instead of &';units' - one of the amended versions has no longer got letter abbreviations to avoid confusion, the other has only amended the units page - handy if you already have the resource and only want to change 1 page. Hope this proves to be useful - please rate and leave feedback.
By lbudd1

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