Author: Karelien Kriel
Number of pages: 19
Print 1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s blocks in different colours, cut out and laminate
Print out numbers, letters and crosses, cut out and laminate
Blocks, numbers and crosses can be used e.g. for packing out four numbers on the carpet. Then learner must pack out Dienes blocks under numbers. Then learner must eliminate a wrong option by putting a cross over it until he/she finds e.g. the smallest number of the four numbers.
This concrete source is a real help in helping learners understand place value. I used this method in an individual extra class with a grade 4 learner.