Place Value Anchor Chart

I keep seeing all of these cute anchor charts on Pinterest and I tend to over look them because I never have chart paper for them.  I was starring at my math bulletin the other day and was debating on what I could do to it to make it more interactive in my classroom.  As I was browsing Pinterest, it hit me!  Why do I need chart paper when I have gigantic rolls at my disposal right there at school!  I decided to place an extra sheet on top of my bulletin that I could write on with marker and leave up during that unit!  Then when it is time to start a new unit, I can rip it off and put up a new one!

Here is my back bulletin before.  I had vocabulary cards on a pocket chart for my Math board right when school started.

The blue bulletin is dedicated to math.  I had vocabulary cards on a pocket chart for my Math board right when school started.

I made this on my plan time just to get it set up nicely before class started.

I made this on my plan time just to get it set up nicely before class started.

We filled out the anchor chart while discussing the different forms to show a number.

We filled out the anchor chart while discussing the different forms to show a number.

This actually turned out better than I thought it was going to.  About 5 minutes after we did this anchor chart, I moved to the front of the room and was working on some guided problems together.  I remember one of my sweet little girls shouting out, “Ms. Nuckles!  That is STANDARD form!”  It was such an ah-ha moment!  We had a lot of fun and the kids seem to be using it to help them while answering questions that I ask them throughout the lesson.  We have a couple more days of place value, but I am excited to start planning my next one!

 

 

 

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