Children learn to write numbers in expanded form using words only, numbers only, and numbers and words.
| Words Only
|| Numbers & Words
|| Numbers Only
| two hundred fifty three thousand, four hundred twelve
|| 2 hundred
5 ten thousands
200,000 + 50,000+
3,000 + 400 + 10+
Teaching the Lesson
Before beginning the work sheets, ask the children for another way to write the number 27. Show the children that 27 is the same as 2 tens 7 ones or 20 + 7 (or 27)
Have the children practice writing different 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-digit numbers using the expanded form.
Go over the work sheets with the children. Remind the children to refer to the chart for help if needed.
Make a photocopy of the chart for each student to keep as a reference tool.
- 3 dice for each child
- poster of the following math vocabulary chart
- Expanded Form activity sheets