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The Place Value Strategies Math Center is designed to reinforce students' understanding of place values in numbers. Through individual or paired work with 4x6 task cards, students will engage in a hands-on learning experience, identifying the place value of specific digits in given numbers.


This center offers a number of key benefits. It strengthens students' comprehension of number sense and place value, critical foundational concepts in mathematics. By encouraging independent or paired work, it also enhances students' problem-solving and cooperative learning skills. The center is a valuable supplement to regular lesson plans, serving as an engaging tool for reinforcement and practice.


Upon completion of this center, students will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the concept of place value.
  • Accurately determine the place value of a digit within a larger number.
  • Work independently or cooperatively to solve problems.



  • 4x6 Task Cards with numbers and specified digits.
  • Answer sheets for students to record their responses.



  • Provide each student or pair with a set of task cards and an answer sheet.
  • Students will read the number on each task card and identify the place value of the specified digit.
  • Students will record their answers on the provided answer sheet.
  • Once students have completed the task cards, review their answers. This could be done individually, in pairs, or as a small group to promote discussion and further understanding.
  • Repeat the activity as needed for reinforcement and mastery of the concept.


Remember, this is not a whole class activity, but rather an independent or paired learning opportunity designed to supplement regular instruction and provide focused practice on place values.

Place Values: Digit Value Matching - 3.NBT.A.2

  • Resource Type

    Task Cards

    Grade Range

    Third (3)




    Place values

    Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

    Student Skill

    Digit Value - Matching

    Formats Included

    PDF Digital Download


    9 Pages

    Standard Alignments

    Common Core State Standard - 3.NBT.A.2 - Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

    Worksheet Version


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