Place Value Coloring
This worksheet combines a numerical exercise with a coloring activity, aimed at teaching place value for three-digit numbers. Students are required to write the numbers in expanded form and then color areas of a picture according to a color code associated with specific numbers. For example, the number “854” in expanded form is “800 + 50 + 4,” and according to the color code provided, the student would color this number yellow. The worksheet features a whimsical character with various sections labeled with three-digit numbers, ready to be colored once the student completes the mathematical part of the task.
The worksheet is designed to teach students how to recognize and write numbers in expanded form, breaking them down into hundreds, tens, and ones. It also introduces a playful element of color-coding, which serves to reinforce number recognition in a way that engages the students’ creativity and attention. The act of coloring based on the correct answer adds an additional layer of learning, as students must correctly solve the place value problems to apply the right colors. This multi-step process supports memory retention and makes learning place value more enjoyable.