Thursday, November 8, 2012

Place Value Cups

I love teaching math and place value is one of my favorite topics. There are so many fun ways to engage the kids. Here's a new one I just found that is so cool!

I've seen pictures of these cups before but these pics from Sue Downing's blog really show how useful they are.  We're going to be making these at school tomorrow. I think the kids will love "dialing up numbers" on them!  I think they might be really helpful for adding 10, adding 100, etc. That's one thing my kids are having some trouble with. Ooooh, I can't wait to try these!

Visit Sue's blog by clicking on the pics. She has a link to directions for making them if you aren't sure how.


  1. Hi! Welcome to bloggy world! I've used these cups as place value lesson I've ever done. By the way, I found your blog through my Teachers Notebook newsletter. You have some really great products. Nice job!

    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

  2. Hi, Dianne! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to hear the cups worked so well for you. I hope they do the trick for me too. Whoever thought them up is a genius in my book!