My second grader is doing a little review in math before the end of the year test. So, I created a simple **Expanded Form Learning Mat** for her to review this skill with three-digit numbers.

I’m sharing it with you today. While I don’t share math resources as often, you can find them all here.

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**The link for the free printable mat can be found at the END of this post. Click on the teal download button.

### Free Expanded Form Learning Mat

Thinking about numbers in more than one way helps learner’s build their number sense, which is the foundation for lots of other math skills. That’s exactly what these mats help learners do.

Before use, either laminate it or slip it into a plastic sleeve protector or dry erase pocket so that it can be used multiple times with a dry erase marker.

Give learners a three-digit number. Learners write that number in the middle, then do four things with the number:

- Draw the number with base ten blocks. {Use a large square for the hundreds, small rectangles for the tens, and small squares for the ones.}
- Tell how many hundreds, tens, and ones are in the number.
- The value of each digit.
- Write the number in expanded form.

This is how learners would use the expanded form learning math with the number 182.

The mat is included in color, like you see above, and in black line. It’s also included with the boxes completely blank to make it a little more challenging.

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Enjoy teaching!

~Becky

A Scott says

Thanks for sharing your Expanded Form Learning Mat! I love it!

thisreadingmama says

You’re welcome! Glad you like it! 🙂

mhouston260 says

I am anxious to use this expanded form freebie. I have spent 2 1/2 hours trying to get it to print. I have gone through your helpful hints for downloading and printing and have come up empty handed because the free printable is secure or protected and I haven’t permission to print it. It looks like a great printable but until it isn’t protected within an inch of it’s life and mine it is virtually useless to me. I love your free printables and use them all the time. Thank you!

thisreadingmama says

I’m so sorry! I must have accidentally set it as needing a password to print. It’s fixed now. 🙂

Amanda says

I would love to print this but it requires a password. 🙁

thisreadingmama says

I accidentally set it as needing a password to print when I originally made it. The problem has been fixed now.

mhouston260 says

Thank you for fixing the password glitch on the expandable form learning mat. I so appreciate your responding to my need for help and correcting the issue. I have the mat and will use it in my classroom and for tutoring. Thank you so much, Becky!

Melissa

Lela Fitzner says

The expanded form mat has an error message when I attempt to download. : (

thisreadingmama says

Did you try any of these tips? -> https://thisreadingmama.com/downloading-printing-help/

Lena says

Awesome! Thank you!

thisreadingmama says

You’re welcome! 🙂

Ashley says

May I ask where you got that pocket the mat is in? I love that idea for dry erase!

thisreadingmama says

It got them on Amazon. I believe there’s a direct link to them in the post.