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Place value cut and paste printables for ordering numbers (FREEBIE!)

Place value printables (for 2 and 3 digit numbers)

Working on place value? Then don’t miss these free cut and paste printables, with versions for both 2 and 3 digit numbers.

If you’re looking at the topic of place value, either at home with your child or at school with your students, then today’s post may well be of interest.

I have two free math printables for you, both of which provide lots of practice at ordering numbers.

There are two versions of this activity – one that covers 2 digit numbers and one for 3 digit numbers.

You can grab your own copy of these place value printables at the bottom of this post.

But first, let me talk you through them!

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About these printables

These printables give your child practice at ordering numbers.

This download contains 2 versions of the same activity – one for both 2 and 3 digit numbers.

Both of these cut and paste activities have two pages. The first has number cards to cut out and the second is for ordering and sticking down the numbers.

The activity in itself is pretty simple – simply order the numbers on the cards and place the largest number at the top all the way down to the smallest at the bottom.

However, the numbers on the cards are presented in a number of different ways. For example, they might be in numerals (e.g. 21), in expanded form (e.g. 20 + 1), in words (e.g. 2 tens and 1 one) or they may also be shown in picture form as base ten blocks (e.g 2 sticks of ten cubes and 1 single cube).

This means that in order to put the cards in order of number size, your child will first have to work out what each number on the card is.

How to complete this activity

The good news is that all you need to get started with this activity is your own printed copy of the activity (which you can get a the end of this post), a pair of scissors and a glue stick.

To start with, cut out the 7 number cards.

Cut and paste place value printable

Arrange all the number cards in order, from highest number down to the lowest.

Glue them down in the right order on the worksheet.

Place value printables for 2 digit numbers

It is always worth reminding your child to double check the numbers are in the right order before they stick them down!

As you can see, the activity shown above is for 2 digit numbers. This same activity is included for 3 digit numbers and is great for helping children develop their understanding of hundreds, tens and ones.

Place value printables for 3 digit numbers

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Using these printables in the classroom?

If you’re a teacher looking to use these printables in your classroom, they can be used in a couple of different ways. Firstly, you can use them as a cut and paste activity.

Secondly, you could cut out and laminate both the cards and the worksheet and use them as a math center.

The choice is yours!

Want to get your own free copy of these place value printables?

Here they are:

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Free place value printables for 2 and 3 digit numbers

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