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Expanded Notation – Digital Activities


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This resource includes 12 interactive Google Slides with movable pieces and video instructions for students. Students will love using the digital place value discs to represent numbers and help write the expanded notation (also called expanded form) of large numbers. This resource can be easily assigned in Google Classroom for math stations, independent practice or distance learning.

Want to look inside this resource? Watch the video instructions HERE.

You do not need Google Classroom to use this resource, but you do need a Google e-mail to use Google Slides.

What’s Included?

  • PDF with a Link to make a copy of the Google Slides in your Google Drive
  • Video Instructions (Student devices must be able to access You-Tube)
  • Example Slide to further clarify instructions for students
  • 12 interactive slides with movable place value discs
  • Key that is created in Google Slides so that it can be shared with all or select students via Google Classroom to make this a self-checking activity

Topics include:

  • Representing the value of each digit in a number with place value discs
  • Using the place value disc representation to help students understand expanded notation
  • Writing the expanded notation of numbers up to 100,00

Ideas on how to use this resource:

  • Use it as a whole class (in person) teaching tool by projecting the slides and using the movable, interactive pieces to teach your lesson.
  • Use it for whole class Zoom meetings as a teaching tool.
  • Assign this resource as a lesson for student practice in Google Classroom.
  • Have students create a video (using software such as Screencastify) explaining how they solved one problem.
  • Share the digital key with students in Google Classroom for parents and students to check work at home.

TEKS Alignment:

3.2A: Compose and decompose numbers up to 100,000 as a sum of so many ten thousands, so many thousands, so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones using objects, pictorial models, and numbers, including expanded notation as appropriate.

4.2B: Represent the value of the digit in whole numbers through 1,000,000,000 and decimals to the hundredths using expanded notation and numerals.

Common Core Alignment:

4.NBT.A.2: Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Additional information

Resource Type

Digital Resources

Grade Level

3, 4

Number of Pages

12 interactive student slides + video instructions

Common Core



3.2A, 4.2B