Place Value with beads Play alone or with a partner. Roll a dice (I used10 sided) Put that number of beads on the ones side. Take turns rolling and adding beads. When you can make a 10 put the beads on a pipe cleaner cut in half to keep them together and reinforce the concept of 10 being 1 unit. Play until the student reaches 50 or the first student to reach 50 wins.
Give the kids place value blocks to make their name... have them calculate the value of their name. I am so doing this in our math journals this week! - Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: More Mudge and Place Value!