Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It, a Freebie, & a GIVEAWAY!!

It's Monday Made It with 4th Grade Frolics! Sharing a couple Made Its from this past week...

Made Its: Place Value Cubes & Activities

Why use place value cubes? 
Unlike regular dice or playing cards, place value cubes repeatedly show values vs. a single digit.  In this way, students are continuously reminded that each digit that makes up a number, such as 4, has a specific value (4, 40, 400, etc.).  You may have seen these dice sold on the market... I purchased a set online many moons ago when I taught fifth grade.  They were wonderful because the dice represented place values from ones to millions. BUT I only bought two sets because they were quite pricey.  When I decided to teach second grade, I found myself using 1/3 of the die—still loving them—but wanting more.  That's when I went online to see about purchasing foam blocks to make sets myself.  I found some great ones and was off and running! I could now customize the cubes for my students' needs and make as many as I needed for MUCH LESS than buying them pre-made.

Here are some place value cubes I made to add to our collection next year...

Want to make your own place value cubes?  Download the FREE directions here!

You can also purchase my brand-new Place Value Cube Activities for Grades 2-3 in my TpT store for just $2.50--until the end of the day Friday!

An Awesome GIVEAWAY!

Enter the giveaway below to win 50 foam place value cubes (for you to customize) AND my Place Value Cube Activities Grades 2-3!  TWO lucky winners will be drawn!! Good luck!

 Smiles! :0)


  1. What a fun way to practice place value. Thank you for the idea.


  2. Fun! I've never tried cubes for place value before!