A Place Value Template to Support Learning Tens and Ones

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A Template Creates Structure for Teaching Tens and Ones

A place value template to support teaching place value. Websterlearning

Understanding place value is going to be foundational for your students success in regrouping of addition and subtraction.  It is also  vital for your students to understand money, especially since American, Canadian dollars and Euros are based on a decimal system:  dimes, dollars, etc.  Being able to understand place value at this level will help them when they need begin with decimals, which will be the foundation for understanding data, as well. 

Place value manipulatives can provide students lots of practice creating two digit numbers. with a model.  Students with disabilities benefit from extra structure as well as visual prompts and cues, which will be provided by this simple template.  They can more easily see when they fill the ones or tens block that it is time to create the next digit (hundreds.)

Print out this free Template on card stock (I used green) and laminate it. Provide a template for each student in your math group.  Distribute place value blocks:  rods (for ten) and cubes (for ones) to your students. 

Model creating two digit numbers on an overhead or ELMO projector with a template and rods. Create two digit numbers, such as 48, 36, 87, etc.  Give students water color fine tipped overhead markers. Have students write how many tens and how many ones, and then write the double digit number on the line in the middle.  Have the students read the numbers they have created. 

Then it's time to "turn the tables," and let individual students go to the digital projector and create numbers on the template.  Once they have created the number on the template with ten rods and one cubes, have them check their peers. 

Another "turn of the table" is to dictate numbers and have students create the numbers with their rods and cubes.  In other words they are listening for the number name and creating a model with rods and cubes. 

And, of course . . . as a very wise supervisor told me (still thinking of you, Ms. Barge) you need to be sure that children have the numbers in their mouth.  In other words, recitation is a powerful tool to help "glue" the concept in the students mind.  You may have individual students read the numbers they have created, or have them say the number name together. 

A hundred's chart can also be used to help students visualize and understand two digit numbers to one hundred.   Even though my Hundred Chart is wider than ten centimeters, you can have students place a ten rod on each row, and then place the ones cubes one at a time on the next row.  Eventually they will generalize the exercise to the numbers, and be able to identify and read the numbers. 

The "tens" box is ten centimeters high, but only nine centimeters wide, so the most tens it can hold are nine. When a child reaches ten, have them replace it with a hundred "flat."

A free printable template to teach place value.

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Webster, Jerry. "A Place Value Template to Support Learning Tens and Ones." ThoughtCo, Dec. 17, 2015, thoughtco.com/a-place-value-template-3110557. Webster, Jerry. (2015, December 17). A Place Value Template to Support Learning Tens and Ones. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/a-place-value-template-3110557 Webster, Jerry. "A Place Value Template to Support Learning Tens and Ones." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/a-place-value-template-3110557 (accessed January 20, 2018).