# Place Value Task Cards for TENS and ONES

Place value.

Of all the math topics children study in school, it’s a pretty crucial one to spend some time on.

After all, it’s really important that children have a good understanding of how our base ten number system works, and understand that a digit has a different value depending on its place value position in a number.

Of course, when children get going with the topic of place value, they don’t just jump straight to looking at, say, large four digit numbers.

No, they start by working with just tens and ones, first by looking at the teen numbers, before moving beyond 20 to larger 2-digit numbers.

And that’s where today’s post comes in.

Today I want to give you a sneak peek at a new place value resource in my store – a set of place value task cards – designed to really get your child thinking about 2 digit numbers.

Throughout the task cards, numbers are shown in lots of different ways – for example as numerals, in the form of base ten block pictures, or in expanded form.

There are lots of different types of question to answer as well.  For example, some questions might ask you to say what number is being shown with base ten blocks, like this one:

Others might ask you to break a number down into its tens and ones:

Some task cards ask you to compare two 2-digit numbers using the <, > and = symbols:

At the end of the pack, there are eight ‘extra challenge’ cards. These cards focus on adding 10 to, or subtracting 10 from, a given 2-digit number. These, as the name would suggest, are a little more challenging than the rest.

This set of task cards is included both in colour and in black and white.  An answer recording sheet is included for children to write down their answers.

A simple answer key is also included to make checking answers a breeze.

## Prep

To prep, first print the task cards out onto cardstock. You’ll also want to print the answer recording sheet which you’ll find towards the end of the resource.

Once printed, cut out all of the task cards. There are four task cards per letter-size page.

If you’re a teacher using these task cards in a classroom setting, I would definitely recommend laminating them.

If you’re using these at home, another option is to just print out the answer recording sheet and to view the task cards on the computer screen (a good low ink option!).

## How to use these tens and ones task cards

All your child will need to complete this activity is a pencil. The cards can be tackled in any order, although I would suggest leaving the ‘extra challenge’ cards (cards 25 to 32) to the end.

Each task card has a number in the top left-hand corner. For each task card, write the answer in the corresponding spot on the answer recording sheet.

If you have any, have some base ten blocks available for your child to use if they need to (this is especially helpful for the ‘extra challenge’ card questions).

To add a bit of movement to this activity, place the task cards around the room/apartment/house. Then, have your child move around the space to find and answer each task card in turn.

## Using these cards with a class of children at school?

These cards are really versatile and could be used as a review activity or as an independent activity for an early finisher.

They also work really well as a math center. Print an answer recording sheet for each student and have them work together in pairs or small groups to answer the questions on the cards. Students can even check their own answers using the answer key.

## Where can I find these place value task cards?

These task cards are available to purchase in the Math, Kids and Chaos online store (US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand only), as well as in my Teachers pay Teachers store.

## Thanks for stopping by to find out more about these place value task cards for tens and ones. I hope you found this post helpful.

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