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Activities, videos, stories and songs to help Grade 2 students learn about place values.

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Place Value Activities

Learning place value for Grade 2 students should focus on the development of an understanding of base-ten groupings and a knowledge of how these groupings are recorded. Students should notice that it is easier to count when the numbers are grouped.

Counting Coins Activity

This activity uses a hundred chart to help students count coins.
For example, given 3 dimes and 1 nickel, students would place dimes on 10, 20, 30 and the nickel on 35. The placement of the last coin tells students how much money they have altogether.

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Place Value & Digits
What are digits?
This video illustrates Place Value and Money.

Using Counters

Explain and show with counters the meaning of each digit for a given 2-digit numeral with both digits the same.
For example for the numeral 33, the first digit represents three tens (thirty counters) and the second digit represents three ones (three counters).

Understanding Tens and Ones
This video explains the concept of tens and ones. This video helps to develop the beginning foundation for place value standard using base ten rods.
Count the number of objects in a given set, using groups of 10s and 1s, and record the result as a 2 digit numeral under the headings Tens and Ones.


Place Value Songs and Videos

Place Value Song.
Place value math song: ones, tens, hundreds

Students can sing along with the ones, tens, hundreds song.
This video should help learners memorize the three units places.
You can pause the video to count the base ten blocks.

Math song (place value to the thousands)
Place Value to Hundreds.


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