Ice Cream Place Value

Learning place value is an important math skill for kids – understanding numbers and how they work is integral to higher math.

This ice cream place value game makes practice a breeze by adding a hands-on method for learning about ones and tens and how they combine to make a two digit number.

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Getting Ready

To get ready, I first grabbed a few supplies:

  • Laminator (this one is my favorite)
  • Paper (card stock would work well too)
  • Dry erase markers

I wanted to be able to use these pages multiple times so I laminated the pieces so I could easily wipe them clean and use them again.

I cut out the cherries and ice cream scoops and folded the dice along the lines before glueing the cubes together with hot glue.

Place Value Ice Cream

This was such a fun and simple way to work on place value!

We started by rolling both dice.

The blue die showed the tens place and the green one showed the ones.

50 and 2!

We wrote the number on the ice cream cone and then counted out a matching number of 10s ice cream scoops and ones cherries.

With one ice cream complete, we repeated the steps, moving down the row until all the ice cream cones were full.

Then we talked about the cones to stretch our learning.

  • Which one has the most ones?  Most tens?
  • Which number is the greatest?  Least?
  • What happens if you take away one ice cream scoop…or two?

Then we wiped the page clean and started over.

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I love giving Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers easy-to-follow systems for getting EVERY student bigger results.

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