Learning three-digit numbers can be a challenging part of the maths curriculum for many second graders. This lesson helps to support second graders' understanding of larger numbers by teaching them place value. Kids will compare three-digit numbers and learn to count up to 1000 with guided instruction. When the lesson is finished, consider printing out the corresponding worksheets recommended by our curriculum designers.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Place Value Song

Breaking big numbers into hundreds, tens, and ones makes mathematical operations like addition and subtraction much easier. In this detective-themed song, kids will love learning about how to break down numbers by place value to make maths a whole lot simpler.

3-Digit Place Value Baking
Mmm... place value has never been so sweet! In this interactive game, kids practise making three-digit numbers with hundreds, tens, and ones, represented by chunks of chocolate. Each time a child correctly makes a number, Tutu pops the chocolate into the oven to create a sweet surprise!
Speed Counting: 394 to 416
How fast can you count? Kids help a woodpecker peck its way through blocks of wood in this speed counting game. Focusing on three-digit numbers, children practise starting at a specific digit and working their way up, moving from a number in the 300's to a number in the 400's. Perfect for practise counting big numbers, kids will want to play again and again to beat their score!
3-Digit Place Value Machine
Muggo's place value machine needs computer chips, and he needs your child's help to get it going again. Kids will practise making three-digit numbers with hundreds, tens, and ones in this interactive place value game. Game play is flexible, and allows kids to make tens from ones, and hundreds from tens, to help them better visualize all of the different ways that numbers can be made.
Number Hold'em 2
Make no bones about it – understanding and using 3-digit numbers can be a bit confusing for a second grader. While this drag and drop card game is the opposite of giving a dog a bone, students will learn how to compare large numbers through a match up against Floyd the Dog. After a student correctly assembles a 3-digit number larger than Floyd’s, they win one of his bones.
2-Digit Addition Game Show
Can you win big? Addition learners can practise two-digit addition in this fast-paced -- but fun! -- game that puts maths students to the test.
Less Than or Greater Than: 100 to 999
Three-digit numbers are popping up at the swamp, and the gators need help comparing them! Kids use alligator symbols to compare numbers in this silly game. This interactive maths game helps learners work on the concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to, all while using colorful animation to help reinforce the proper symbols for comparing two numbers.

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