This place value chart makes it easy for children to practice reading large numbers.
You can make your own from a file folder.
It shows the child to break up large numbers by reading three digits at a time. When they see a comma they should say the name of the “family”; millions or thousands. The units are a silent family, so their name is never said.
- Open the file folder up and turn sideways so the fold runs vertically down the middle.
- Fold the bottom (which was formerly the side) up to make a pocket.
- Measure the width of the folder and divide that number by 9.
- Mark where the 9 spaces should be.
- Staple the pocket so that each place will hold number cards. (I used one of those super long staplers so the staples would be vertical.)
- Cut out number cards that will fit into the pockets you made.
- Label your place value chart.
- Let children take turns filling in the chart and reading the numbers aloud.