Kids will love counting tens and ones with these Place Value Ice Cream Match! I love using them for small group work or as part of a math center.
Ideally, kids will have had some exposure to base ten blocks prior to completing these puzzles. If not, you can explain what a ten and one is using the pictures provided.
This is a great math game to help kids get a good foundation with place value and ones / tens.
This activity is recommended for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
Place Value Ice Cream Match
Print the ice-cream puzzles on cardstock or use a laminator
for added durability. Next cut out the puzzles and you’re all set!
I began by showing the kids what a ten and a one looked like using base ten blocks
I explained that one ten is made up of ten cubes and that’s why it is called a ten. After that I spread out the place value ice-creams and showed the kids how to find a matching pair.
Soon the kids were busy reading the numbers and finding the ice-cream scoops with the same amounts. Once all the puzzles were made we checked over them together.
HINT: Another activity you could do with this resource, is ordering the cones from the smallest numbers to the largest numbers.
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