really working hard on learning and understanding Place Value.
A few years back I picked up a set of Base Ten Blocks,
which really made it easy for my children to visualize
what I was talking about with all this “Hundred, Tens, Ones” talk.
But it’s due time to to branch out to bigger numbers…
Thousands, Ten Thousands….maybe even Millions!
So today I whipped up this simple (no frills)
Place Value File Folder Game:
We played it this afternoon for Math,
and I’m quite pleased with the results!
Both children are easily reading numbers all the
way out to millions!
I’m surprised at how quickly they picked up on it!
The game is played by drawing numbers one at a time
and choosing where to place it on your board. You’re trying
to build the biggest number you can, so you have to be careful
as once you play a number you can’t move it.
I had my children read the “Place” they were putting each number, then at the end of the game they read their entire number to see who was the winner.
An hour later and they are experts in place value and didn’t
even realize they were learning.
(or gambling….for that ever evasive 9)
How do I feel about it all?
(said in an “I will rule the world” kind of tone)
I uploaded this game on File Folder Fun so
you too can feel this way!
NOTE: If you like “everyone wins” games, just print one board and work together as a team, write down each number you make and try to beat the last one!