Understanding more about numbers

This week to help us reach our numeracy goal (to understand more about numbers) we made ourselves a set of ARROW CARDS.  These place value cards are sometimes called Montessori cards.  They help us to understand that a number is made of digits that hold different values.  They also help us understand that 0 holds a value too.  This is really important!

  

You can make a set of Montessori cards at home if you like.  This template will help you understand 1, 2 and 3-digit numbers. Remember make the ones, tens and hundreds each a different colour (e.g. 2, 30, 500)

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Or you could make yourself another set of arrow cards (the arrows help to make sure you overlap the digits correctly)

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Or if you are really lucky and have a colour printer you could make yourself a fancy set of arrow cards

Arrow Cards

I wonder if you can teach mum or dad to use ARROW CARDS to make 2-digit numbers, 3-digit numbers or 4-digit numbers?