Math Lit: All The King's Tens

This is my favorite book to use for the concept of place value. In the story, Sir Cumference and Lady Di plan a surprise party for King Arthur. So many guests come though, that organizing them becomes a nightmare. How many lunches will they need? How will they organize such a big group to greet the king? After some trial and error, they come up with a way to group the guests and count them (turns out there is a total of 9,999 -- before more arrive!).

I made a sorting page for my students to go along with the story. Rather than laminate a copy for each student, I placed them in plastic sheet protectors. Using their dry erase markers, students drew base ten blocks to represent the guests. Of course, you could also use actual blocks with the page.

If you would like the place value activity to use with this book, download it here. Enjoy!

1 comment

  1. Thank you so much! That looks like a great book and activity!
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