Place Value Practice Board

Have you been looking all over for a Place Value Practice Board that goes all the way to 100,000,000 but can’t find one anywhere? Well look no further! To help Strawberry Shortcake with her place value notation this year, I created a fun flip chart to help her with her Math U See lessons. She has a hard time keeping everything in it’s place when the numbers get so large, and I thought this would be a good visual for her.



  • Printer with lots of ink ;o)
  • 4 sheets of durable cardstock
  • Lamination
  • Spiral bind (I took mine to Office Depot)


STEP 1: Print pages 3-6 on cardstock and laminate for durability

STEP 2: Cut out the cover page, and back page. Cut out the 0-9 number strips LEAVING THE STRIPS WHOLE – Do NOT cut apart individual numbers yet. (See below, ignore the fact that mine is already bound…yours won’t be at this stage.)



STEP 3: Take the pages to a local office supply store and have them spiral bound with a white spiral binding. (See above!)

STEP 4: Carefully cut along the lines to separate each individual number strip. (See below)



STEP 5: Start building numbers as needed to help with place value practice!



–> Download the Place Value Practice Board<–

I hope you enjoy this fun and helpful math tool!


  1. Wow, this looks so amazing! I don’t need it yet, but I will be bookmarking this! Thanks so much for such an amazing resource!!

  2. Awesome! Thanks so much Erica!

  3. Thank you very much. This is great. Amazing.

  4. You are so awesome! Thanks so much for the wonderful tools, ideas, and encouragement! I homeschool one almost 7 year old girl and really appreciate your insight and experience.

  5. Thank you so much! We are not that far yet in our numbers but I’m thinking of creating it now because they keep asking questions about bigger numbers!

  6. Thanks so much!

  7. What a great idea, I shared this on FB! thanks so much for sharing with us!

  8. Samantha Lehmann says:

    If you don’t have a high quality printer or If you are looking to save ink – mine just don’t print as nicely as the big color copier ar Staples.Lakeshore Learning sells this. It’s large, laminated, spiral-bound, pre-cut and colored (no ink cartridges) lol. It also has a free standing base for calendar time use or desktop / floor learning exploration.

    • The one at lakeshore doesn’t go up to 100,000,000. That’s why I made it, Strawberry Shortcake’s math numbers were that big and she was having issues figuring out how many zeroes she needed. The ones you can buy only go to 1,000,000.

  9. Wonderful! Just a few more places on there and we could keep track of the National debt. 😉

  10. This is wonderful!

    I think I’ll make an extra row of just blank colors to help my son remember he doesn’t have to put the zeros in front of his number (ie. 10 not 000,000,010) which has historically been a small area of confusion for him.

  11. This is beautiful – WOW! So professional-looking. Glad you got the tool you needed, even if you have to make it yourself…

  12. I LOVE this but I can’t get the link to work? any idea’s?

    • Hi Heather,
      Instead of clicking to open it in a browser window, try to “RIGHT” click on the download link, then select “SAVE LINK AS”. You will then be prompted to save the file to your computer. Then you should be able to open it and print as needed.

      Hope that helps!

  13. I love what you put together! It is a great tool to have. I have the same thing, but we got ours at Lakeshore Learning. Even though we are just learning ones and tens right now, my son loves experimenting to see what other numbers he can come up with for mom to help him read.
    Great job on this!

  14. heidi Cunningham says:

    This looks great! I can’t wit to make It!
    Thanks Erica!

  15. Thanks! Just pinned it for future use!

  16. Jennifer Smith says:

    Thank you so much. My fourth grader seems to be having alittle problem with the higher values. This is awesome. You are amazing!!!!

  17. Wow! I saw this briefly yesterday, but mistakenly thought that it was a store bought product. It is so professional looking. I came back to the webiste to check out some directions for something I printed at the library and took a longer look.

    I’m SO excited to make this manipulative! I’m going to print it at the library (for free – won’t be on cardstock but the color ink at the library normally looks WAY better than the printers at home) and laminate it before taking it t office max.


  18. Arrgh! I spent hours and hours putting one of these together a couple of years ago, and here is yours all done, and way cuter than mine, lol! Thanks for sharing this. An idea: decimal place value (if you don’t have that already in the works…).

  19. How do you like Math U See?

  20. Megan Gibbons says:

    You’re amazing!!!!!! Thanks again

  21. THANK YOU for this!!! My 2nd born is just starting Math U See and was having trouble with this very concept. I’ve printed, laminated and cut this to size and it’s all ready to be bound this week. SO excited!!!

  22. Thank You so much for this idea! My daughter is having a hard time with big numbers.

  23. Amy Conrad says:

    This is truly very wonderful for my 2nd grade daughter. This is my second year homeschooling her and this will be a BIG added benefit to math… Thank You So Much For Sharing!!!!

    Amy Conrad

  24. …just wondering if you would sell one and if so for how much? I confess, I am not that crafty.

  25. I love this! My “request” would be to just make it black and white so I can print on colored cardstock to match colors with the MUS blocks

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