Value Popsicle Sticks
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: March 17, 2001
my students were having difficulty with putting their numbers
in the correct order when learning place value, I did this simple
trick. I passed out a popsicle stick to each student and they
had to draw 3 lines on it to divide it into 4 different sections.
They then wrote "ONES" on the far right-hand side, "TENS"
in the column over, "HUNDREDS" in the next one, and
finally "THOUSANDS" on the left-hand side of the stick.
Then when they had to write a number on paper, they could place
their popsicle stick underneath where they were to write, and
begin writing their number correctly. It didn't take long before
my students were able to do it all on their own without the help
of this handy aid!