Multiple large numbers - Thats how they are teaching the kids these days. Its new method. I can see where it would make fractions and cross multiplication easier when time to cross that bridge.

I could totally do this with money-- dollars on a pumpkin then popsicle sticks with bills and coins that add up to the amount. Addition/subtraction sorting - child needs to determine which sticks add up to the number on the bucket.

Place Value Paint Samples. could make this larger to add places. Going to have to get the paint chips with more colors to make bigger numbers. Would be great help for my students who still struggle with place value.