Thursday, January 12, 2012

[place value memory] the TEENS

We're knee deep (about to get armpit deep!) in Place Value.
Some of my monsters need A LOT of practice with the different forms of expanded notation/pictures of tens and ones.
This little memory game has 4 notations of each number (ie: 10, 10+0, 1 ten 0 ones, and a picture of a rod).  For my emergent learners, we'll start with JUST the picture and the numeral cards.  For everyone else, they'll get all 4 cards set out in a Memory game.  They can match any TWO notations of the number to make a match.  I'm going to expect my kiddos to say the notation and the number to help move this from pictorial into abstract.  It might help. . .lol.

Anyway.  The picture is linked to the pdf download of the TEENS only (10-19).

ETA: HERE ARE THE 20s Memory Cards!
AND HERE ARE THE 30s Memory Cards!

My high fliers are needing the HUNDREDS cards done quickly, so that might be my next set. 
Have a great day! 
I'm hoping I don't have to be all grumpy and cranky today. 
I don't like being the grumpy teacher!


  1. This is a great find for me. Starting place value in February. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the memory cards- got the 20s and 30s, but the the link isn't working for the teens. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks, Jan! I've redone the link and it should be working now. :)

  4. This game will be perfect after we learn expanded form this week. Check out my post on place value at:


  5. This is a great activity! Thank you. I have just found your blog from the melonheadz font blog, and I am very glad I have found it. :)

  6. I love your blog! I find it so helpful. My school uses Singapore Math and I love how you have created number bond and ten frame games. Many thanks!!!! I would love to see the Memory Cards to 100...

    Thanks a million for being a great resource!!!!