There are a few variations. I'm going to use a Halloween version this month. The students will roll a die and place that many pieces of candy corn in the ones place. Once they get 10 pieces in the ones place they can trade it in for 1 candy corn pumpkin to put in the tens place. When the students reach 10 candy corn pumpkins they can trade it in for 1 peep ghost. To differentiate, you can use the mat that just has ones and tens.
During the non-halloween season you can use pennies, dime, and dollars OR traditional base ten cubes.
Hope you can find a use for this math center mat :)
Talk to you all soon, I promise!!
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