Pom-pom Place Value

I’ve loved our pom-pom magnets that we made awhile back. But up to this point, Little One has been the only one to use them. So the other day, I pulled them out for our place value lesson.

On our magnetic white board, I drew the three place value houses. Little One, who is always wanting to be in the big middle of Big Brother’s lessons anyway, was allowed to choose how many pom-poms went in each house. Then, my son wrote the number below the houses and read it off to us. He’s always so impressed when the numbers are larger than one hundred.

It was so much fun! I think place value is my favorite math concept to teach—so many fun ways to practice it.