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I love this place value game that we play. It is super simple to set up and easy game to play on the fly when you have a few extra minutes! Students play in partners and it helps to have base-ten blocks. I organize my base-ten blocks in a small containers that have flats (100s), longs (10s) and littles (1s). This way when my students need them, they can quickly grab them!
On the 3 x 2 grid, students are working to get to the flat (100) first. They take turns rolling a die and adding the correct base-ten blocks. After they get 10 in the ones they make a trade to get a long. Play continues until one player makes enough trades to get a flat.
On the 4 x 2 grid, students are working to get to the large cube (1,000) first. They take turns rolling two dice and making a two-digit number of their choice. (For example: student a rolls a 4 and a 6. They could either make the number 46 or 64. They will want to make the largest number possible.) Students will need to add both longs and littles to get the total number that they added to their score. They make trades the same as in the first game, only this time they are working to get to a large cube (1,000) instead of just a flat (100).
Here are a few pictures of my students playing the game:
For my struggling students, I like to give them some extra practice breaking down numbers and focusing on the place value of each of the numbers. I use these cards to give my students extra practice and it is also the perfect thing to use when introducing Partial-Sums Method for Addition or Partial-Products Method for Multiplication.