After practicing place value, we work with expanded notation and comparing values.
To do this you'll need an egg carton for each student. I wrote a letter home early in the year asking for them and got plenty!
The egg carton has to be the kind that holds a dozen eggs. Starting at the top right label each top cup ones, tens, hundreds, etc until you get to hundred thousand. Place 9 manipulatives in the carton. Close the lid and shake. Open up and count how many manipulatives are in each cup. Write the number. Compare with a partner. Who has more?
Really fun and the kids love it!