Interactive Place Value Chart (Decimals)

Introduction: Interactive Place Value Chart (Decimals)

Easy to make interactive place value chart to help students learn to read decimals.

(Hands-on activity to use for standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.3: Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.)


Makey Makey kit

Computer with internet access to

Place Value Chart

Sheet Protector

Aluminum Foil



Dry Erase Marker

Step 1: Prep Place Value Chart

1. Insert the place value chart inside the sheet protector.

2. Cut a hole on the decimal point. (Make sure the hole is cut through the place value chart and the sheet protector.)

3. Cut slits below the words "tenths", "hundredths", and "thousandths". (Make sure the slits are cut through the place value chart and the sheet protector.)

4. Insert aluminum foil through the corresponding spots and tape the back to secure the foil.

Step 2: Code Words Using Scratch

1. Use the Scratch website

2. code: events (when _____ key is pressed)

3. code: sound (play sound _____ until done)

4. Record and save the voice reading "and", "tenths", "hundredths", and "thousandths".

Step 3: Test It Out

1. Using a dry erase marker, write out a number.

2. While reading the number, press the decimal point to hear "and" and press the place value of the last digit to hear the corresponding place value.

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    2 years ago

    Nice! What a great math project idea!