# 30 Good Place Worth Actions and Video games for College students

I used to be in a curriculum assembly as soon as the place the speaker requested our group of lecturers, “What’s an important factor you’ll be able to educate a toddler?” I began considering, perhaps self-confidence or acceptance … when a colleague of mine, admittedly a complete math nut, referred to as out, “Place worth!”

I laughed, however I obtained the place she was coming from. In case you’re going to know our quantity system in any respect and every part primarily based on it like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and so forth, it’s a must to perceive place worth first. It’s an excellent idea the place a numeral can change its worth relying on the place it’s positioned, therefore *place worth*.

Listed below are 30 enjoyable, hands-on place worth actions and video games to assist your college students study this all-important foundational idea.

## 1. Choose and Place

Utilizing a pack of index playing cards, make a set of digit playing cards from 0 to 9, with two of every digit. Combine them up and put them in a stack. Put together a easy chart with three packing containers. The packing containers are labeled ones, tens, tons of. Make a duplicate for every pupil.

This is among the place worth actions that’s good to play with a accomplice. The article of the sport is to create the most important quantity attainable. College students take turns choosing playing cards from the deck and inserting them on their chart. While you decide a card, you should place it in a kind of packing containers. You’ll be able to’t transfer it. Whoever has the most important quantity wins. You’ll be able to play variations on this, comparable to attempting to create the bottom quantity attainable. You may also make the chart go as excessive as you want, including packing containers for hundreds, ten-thousands, hundred-thousands, and better to assist meet the wants and degree of your college students.

## 2. Fiddle, Faddle, Flop

Start by considering of a two-digit quantity, like 25. Inform the category you need them to guess the quantity you might be considering of and that you’ll give them some clues after they make a guess. Let’s say the primary guess from a pupil is eighteen. You’ll reply “Flop.” *Flop *means not one of the digits within the guess is appropriate. A second pupil guesses 50. You’ll reply, “Fiddle.” *Fiddle *means one of many digits within the guess is appropriate, nevertheless it’s within the improper place. (That may be the 5 on this instance.) Now the category ought to notice there’s a 5 within the quantity and it must be moved to a different place, so the subsequent pupil guesses 75. You’ll reply, “Faddle.” *Faddle *means one of many digits is appropriate and within the appropriate place.

It’s good to make a chart or poster of those phrases and their “definitions” and have it seen through the recreation for college kids to confer with. College students hear rigorously and report missed numbers and take into consideration the place worth of the guesses from the clues you’ve given them. It is best to report the missed numbers on the board as nicely. Preserve enjoying till somebody guesses appropriately. Let college students take turns main the sport and add place worth locations as much as three digits, which turns into fairly difficult.

## 3. Order within the Courtroom!

Utilizing index playing cards, have college students create a set of quantity playing cards from 0 by way of 100. Have college students accomplice up and put one deck within the center. Ask them to shuffle the deck, after which every participant offers three playing cards to themselves. Say “Go,” at which era gamers work collectively to attempt to put their six playing cards so as from lowest to highest on the desk. Once they have them so as, they elevate their hand and name out, “Order within the Courtroom!” Have college students learn aloud the playing cards and their order to test for good understanding. First group performed with all appropriate is the winner!

## 4. Cash Issues

Present every pupil with a set of play cash with no less than 10 dimes and 10 pennies. Identical to in “Make It!” name out a quantity, solely this time college students use their cash to create the quantity. While you name out 52, we’re searching for college students to place out 5 dimes and a pair of pennies. Let college students take turns calling out the numbers. Nice observe for each place worth actions and cash observe, and it lets college students expertise how our cash system could be very place-value primarily based.

## 5. Calculator Caller

Quite a lot of place worth is concentrated on how numbers are written. This exercise gives college students with observe in “writing” numbers with a calculator. Present every youngster with a easy calculator. Have them freely discover with it for 5 minutes earlier than you begin. Then when it’s time to start, clarify that you’ll name out a quantity. The scholars ought to then punch in that quantity on the calculator. Choose up the calculator and switch it to you so you’ll be able to see the quantity they wrote. Give college students an opportunity to steer the exercise, and in addition accomplice college students to allow them to “name” numbers to one another.

## 6. Change It Up

Give every pupil a set of playing cards with digits from 0 by way of 9. Every set ought to have two of every digit. (By the way in which, it’s at all times even higher when you give college students clean index playing cards and have them make their very own digit card set.) Name out a quantity and ask college students to make use of their playing cards to make that quantity on their desks. For instance, say, “84.” College students take their 8 and 4 playing cards and prepare them to point out 84. Then say one other quantity, like “48.” College students change it up by switching the locations. Say, “78.” Now college students have to enter their packs and get a 7 card and substitute the 4 card with it.

Let college students take turns calling out numbers. You’ll be able to play this with as many digits as you want up into the hundred hundreds, so long as you make sufficient playing cards. Youngsters love these place worth actions!

## 7. Place Worth Items Puzzles

There are no less than 4 methods for a pupil to put in writing a quantity, however it’s a must to know some place worth as a way to do it precisely. To present college students some observe with this, take a bit of card inventory and divide it evenly into 4 sections. Label the sections “Customary Type,” “Place Worth Block Type,” “Expanded Type,” and “Phrase Type.” Clarify every type to college students and create this mannequin piece as they watch. If the quantity is 451, for Customary Type you’ll be able to write the quantity “451” utilizing digits. For Place Worth Block Type, draw some easy place worth blocks with 4 hundred flats, 5 ten sticks, and 1 one dice. For Expanded Type, write 400 + 50 + 1. And at last, for Phrase Type, write “4 hundred fifty-one.”

Then mannequin chopping the paper into 4 items. Clarify these at the moment are math puzzle elements. Invite college students to do the identical factor with a quantity you assign them. Present card inventory, markers, pencils, and scissors. After college students are completed, you’ll be able to combine these collectively and have college students work as a workforce to kind them and put the puzzles again collectively.

## 8. Zero the Hero and the Superb New Quantity System

Learn aloud the ebook Zero the Hero by Joan Holub and Tom Lichtenheld. Give college students whiteboards and markers. Ask them to see if they’ll write some numbers with out utilizing zero. First attempt 101. In case you pass over zero, what have you ever written? Eleven. Attempt 90. What do you’ve with out a zero? 9. Clarify how zero holds a spot in order that the opposite digits can go the place they belong.

Invite college students to create a unique image to substitute for zero. It may be a * or a @ or actually something. Have every pupil write three numbers utilizing their new image for zero. Allow them to alternate papers with one other pupil and see if they’ll learn one another’s numbers.

## 9. Egg Carton Place Worth Toss

Have college students herald empty egg cartons. The bigger the higher. Stand the lid up, and within the backside of every space, tape a small minimize piece of paper that claims, so as, ones, tens, tons of, hundreds. Then give college students 9 dried beans. Have them transfer again 2 toes and, utilizing an underhand toss, toss every bean into the field. When performed, have them depend up the beans in every place worth space and decide the quantity they’ve scored. Write this down. Every accomplice takes a flip pitching beans into their packing containers. Whoever scores the most important quantity in a spherical wins that spherical.

## 10. How A lot Is That Constructing Value?

Base-ten blocks are a fantastic manipulative for studying place worth ideas. After some observe with them, present a small group of 4 or 5 college students a category set to share. Clarify to them that the duty is for every pupil to make use of blocks to construct a mannequin of a constructing of their very own design. As they construct, nevertheless, they need to maintain monitor on a bit of paper the worth of every block they use in order that when they’re performed, they are going to know precisely how a lot their constructing is value. For instance if I construct a mannequin home utilizing 8 hundred flats, 15 tens sticks, and 10 ones cubes, my constructing is value 800 + 150 + 10 = 960. Have every pupil within the group report their values, then take a stroll round one another’s buildings and attempt to calculate the worth of every one.

## 11. Place Worth Riddles

Have college students use their digit playing cards for these place worth actions as nicely. Give clues to a quantity you might be considering of and see if college students could make the quantity on their desks with their playing cards. For instance, “I’ve 4 tens and 4 ones. Who am I?” College students ought to make a 44 on their desk. You are able to do this with any quantity, irrespective of how excessive.

When college students are prepared for tougher work, you’ll be able to say one thing like, “I’ve 15 ones and a pair of tens. Who am I?” Now college students actually need to suppose. Hmmm … 15 ones is a ten and a 5, so I’d transfer a ten to the tens place and have 3 tens and 5 ones, so it’s 35!

## 12. Newspaper Numbers

There are a variety of numbers in a newspaper. Collect college students round and present them a newspaper and/or some promoting flyers. Flip by way of and cease if you discover a quantity. Present it to college students. Have them establish the quantity and clarify what the quantity tells us. Give every pupil a newspaper, scissors, glue stick, pencil, and a bit of white drawing paper. Ask them to search out some fascinating numbers, minimize them out, glue them on the paper, and write the quantity in phrase type. If there may be time, have them additionally write about what the numbers inform us about.

## 13. Place Worth Bracelets

Get a field of Froot Loops and pour it out onto a few lunch trays. Get three or 4 plastic bowls and ask college students that will help you kind the cereal into colours with pink in a single bowl, orange in one other, and yellow in one other. Clarify that this can assist put together us for the exercise.

As soon as the cereal is sorted, assign a worth to every colour. Pink = ones. Orange = tens. Yellow = tons of. Give every pupil a size of yarn or pipe cleaner that may match round their wrists. Inform college students that they are going to have an opportunity to construct a spot worth bracelet. As they select a Froot Loop for his or her bracelet, they need to maintain monitor of how a lot the worth of the bracelet is. When they’re performed with their place worth actions and tie off the ends of their bracelets, have them present you the bracelets and inform you the worth. You test it for them and re-teach as wanted.

## 14. “Who Am I?” Requested the Quantity

Give the category three place worth clues and see if they’ll guess the quantity. For instance, you may say, “I’ve 3 tons of, 7 tens, and a pair of extra ones than I’ve tens. Who am I?” College students must be inspired to maintain notes on a bit of paper as you say the clues aloud. As they get a solution, have them share. After doing 10 of those, invite college students to put in writing one in all their very own with the clues on one facet of an index card and the reply on the again. Acquire these and use them over the subsequent few days, giving credit score to the writer as you share each.

## 15. One Tons of Chart Patterns

For these kind of place worth actions, present every pupil with a duplicate of a one tons of chart and a set of crayons or coloured pencils. Give instructions to have college students colour and find sure numbers that might point out a information of place worth. You may say, “Coloration all of the numbers which have a 5 within the tens place blue,” and after that, “Coloration all of the numbers which have a zero within the ones place orange.” As you do that, college students can be made conscious of the place worth patterns that exist in our quantity system.

## 16. The Nuts and Bolts of Place Worth

Purchase some nuts and bolts from the ironmongery store to create some fascinating place worth fashions. Be sure the nuts match on the bolts you purchase. The truth is, be sure you can match 10 nuts on a bolt. College students can use these for any video games or actions that require place worth blocks. One of many fascinating features of those is that if you put 10 nuts on the bolt and create a 10-bolt, these “ones nuts” by no means go away. They’re nonetheless seen, however now certain collectively as a gaggle of 10. As a beginning exercise, have college students make goal numbers you give them simply to observe the high quality motor mechanics of placing nuts on a bolt.

## 17. Tons of Chart Place Worth Path

Give every pupil a duplicate of a tons of chart and a yellow or orange crayon or coloured pencil. Clarify to college students that they’re to start with the #1 and get all the way down to 100. To get there, you’ll name out clues about some numbers. Once they suppose they know the quantity, they need to colour it. All numbers should contact one another by a facet or a nook. Inform college students they need to comply with the trail you present the clues for to allow them to get to 100.

Give place worth clues. From the 1, you may say one thing like, “I’ve the identical digit in each the tens and ones place and I’m touching you.” This might be an 11 and they need to colour that quantity. Do the primary 4 along with explanations. Then simply give clues. After everybody will get to 100 efficiently, attempt the sport once more with new papers, solely this time college students take turns giving clues.

## 18. What’s Lacking?

Write a two- or three-digit quantity on the board. Have college students learn the quantity aloud. Ask college students to shut their eyes. Erase a digit. Have college students open their eyes. Ask college students what’s lacking. They need to inform you in place worth language. So when you wrote 589 and also you erased the 8, all they see is 5 _9, however they’ll’t simply say 8, they need to say both “80” or “8 tens.” Do 9 or ten of those with you main for observe. Then have college students take over as the sport leaders.

## 19. Make That Quantity!

Youngsters wish to get their arms on issues and transfer them round. Right here’s a great way to try this and observe place worth.

Present every pupil with a gaggle of small manipulatives comparable to cubes, counters, beads, and even dried beans (very low cost and so they work nicely!). Name out a quantity and ask college students to depend out that lots of their objects. Then ask them to rearrange the objects into teams of tens and ones. There are many methods to do that for a pupil. In case you name out 25, they could present two rows of 10 and a small group of 5, or two circles of 10 and a smaller circle of 5. The association can differ creatively so long as it’s comprehensible.

## 20. Discover It!

Present college students with whiteboards, markers, and erasers. Write a couple of dozen numbers on the board and ask college students to repeat them onto their whiteboards. The numbers must be diversified, together with one-digit, two-digit, and three-digit numbers in addition to attempting to make use of all of the digits 0 by way of 9 someplace within the group. Now give place worth clues to your college students to establish a particular quantity. Once they discover it, they circle it and lift their hand to inform you the quantity and why they circled it. For instance, let’s say your listing of 12 numbers consists of seven, 13, 25, 100, 66, 222, 48, 49, 115, 30, 2, and 82. You could possibly give instructions comparable to “Discover the quantity that: a. Has a zero within the tens place. B. Has three tens. C. Has 5 ones. D. Has three digits and is greater than 101. E. Is within the 60s” and so forth. As soon as all numbers are discovered, erase the boards and start once more with new numbers. Youngsters can provide numbers and clues as nicely.

## 21. Roll and Examine

That is easy however enjoyable. Give college students three quantity cubes, graph paper, and a pencil. On the entrance of the room, roll one quantity dice. Announce the quantity and write it on the board. Ask college students to put in writing the quantity on their papers. Now have college students roll one in all their cubes and write their quantity instantly below your quantity. Digits must be lined up with every digit in its personal field on the graph paper. Examine and circle the bigger quantity.

Proceed to roll a couple of one-digit numbers, then transfer to two-digit numbers (the primary dice you roll is the tens and the second dice is those), and at last three-digit numbers. College students proceed to roll, write, and evaluate. Typically numbers they roll would be the similar as your quantity. Have college students put a star subsequent to these.

On the finish of the periods in these place worth actions, ask college students questions like, “What was your highest roll? Lowest roll? Did any numbers find yourself being the identical because the goal numbers?”

## 22. Place Worth Containers

Herald three small packing containers, like tissue packing containers. Label them ones, tens, and tons of. You’ll be able to at all times go larger with extra packing containers when you like. Take a set of digit playing cards and distribute them into the three packing containers. Have a pupil come up and decide a card from every field. They then take their three playing cards and prepare them to create the most important quantity attainable after which the smallest quantity they’ll. Have college students put these on the carpet so the entire class can see the numbers created and establish the most important, smallest, odd numbers, even numbers, and so forth.

## 23. Race to 200

Have college students type accomplice groups on this place worth exercise and provides every workforce a set of place worth blocks. Gamers take turns rolling cube and taking that quantity of cubes from the set. As they get 10 blocks, they commerce in for a ten rod. After they’ve 10 ten rods, they commerce that for 100 flat. Preserve rolling, buying and selling, and enjoying until somebody will get 200!

## 24. Coloration Code Place Worth Line Design

Right here’s a solution to get creative along with your place worth work. Give every pupil a field of crayons, white drawing paper, and a pencil. Have college students decide three different-colored crayons. Within the decrease right-hand nook of the paper, ask them to create a spot worth colour key assigning every colour a worth. For instance, blue = ones, inexperienced = tens, and pink = tons of. Now they need to create a design made up of traces utilizing these three colours. As they work, they need to maintain monitor of every line they draw so when they’re performed, they know the whole worth of their design. They then write the quantity because the title of the work on the highest of the paper. This makes a fantastic bulletin board!

## 25. Place Worth Cowl-Up

Have college students accomplice up. Every accomplice will get a bit of drawing paper and writes down three numbers, all two-digit, three-digit, or four-digit. Beneath the numbers, they write the quantity in phrase type. Taking checkers or counting chips, gamers cowl up one digit in every quantity. They then ask their accomplice to guess what digit is roofed up. In the event that they guess proper, they win the chip. Change locations. Proceed play for 5 rounds, then depend up the chips. Most chips wins. Trace: Inserting a zero in a quantity someplace at all times makes this tougher.

## 26. Cheerio Tower = Place Worth Energy

Place worth actions that contain snacks are at all times successful with youngsters. For this one, present every pupil with a small ball of clay, 4 strands of raw spaghetti, a handful of Cheerios, and a small piece of card inventory. Mannequin for college kids how utilizing these things, they’ll construct a Cheerio Place Worth Energy Tower. Flatten the clay out and with some area in between, put the three items of spaghetti into the clay in order that they rise up. Subsequent take the cardboard inventory and minimize it into three or 4 small items and mark them as follows: O for ones, T for tens, H for tons of, and Th for hundreds. Place the cardboard inventory indicators into the clay in entrance of every “tower.” Now name out some numbers and have college students use their Cheerios and towers to mannequin the quantity. For instance, if the quantity is 325, there must be 3 Cheerios on the H tower, 2 on the T tower, and 5 on the O tower. It is a easy however enjoyable place worth mannequin youngsters will need to use time and again.

## 27. Place Worth Spin to Win

Accomplice college students up. Give every pair a easy spinner with digits 0 by way of 9 on it. You can also make this with a circle minimize from card inventory. Divide the circle with a rule into 9 sections. Place a pencil and a paper clip within the center and also you’re able to flick the paper clip and spin a quantity. Every accomplice workforce has six index playing cards. Have them write “ones” on two playing cards, “tens” on two playing cards, and “tons of” on two playing cards. Lay them face down, shuffle, and create a small deck.

Have every pupil take out a pencil and lined paper together with their spinner. The lead participant spins a quantity. Let’s say it’s a 7. The second participant picks a card. Let’s say it’s a “tens” card. That’s the lead participant’s first quantity. They write that down within the tens place. The lead participant spins once more. Their accomplice picks a card. This continues 3 times, at which level the lead participant now has a three-digit quantity. That’s their rating. Gamers change roles. Whoever finally ends up with the most important quantity wins.

## 28. Examine 11

Understanding the best way to evaluate numbers is predicated on an understanding of quantity and place worth. Give every pupil a pack of index playing cards. Have them write 50 totally different numbers on the playing cards. You’ll be able to assign parameters for what numbers you need them to make use of primarily based on capability and age degree.

College students accomplice up, every with their very own deck. They shuffle decks and lay them face down. Then they every concurrently pull a card from their decks and flip it over to disclose the quantity. They line playing cards up one above the opposite and evaluate. Whoever has the upper quantity wins a degree for that spherical. Put playing cards in a discard pile and proceed for 11 rounds. Whoever has essentially the most factors wins.

## 29. What Is Your Identify Value?

Present college students with a set of place worth blocks. Use solely tens sticks and ones cubes. Have college students take their blocks and spell out their first names on their desk. Then have them add up the blocks to learn how many cubes it took to construct their names. The easiest way to do that is collect all of the ten sticks, add them collectively, then collect all those blocks and add them collectively. Lastly, add the tens and ones and see what the whole worth of the title is.

As an extension, ask college students to attempt to construct their names with fewer blocks, then evaluate the values.

## 30. 100 Precisely!

Give college students a set of base-ten blocks. You’ll solely want tens sticks and ones cubes. Ask college students to construct one thing that has a worth of precisely 100 blocks on their desks. It might be flat or standing up. It might be a constructing or a automobile or a reputation or a design, no matter they like. As you go round and go to the designs, ask college students their methods for utilizing precisely 100 blocks. Share methods in dialogue after which create a brand new design.