How do you teach place value in a fun way?
- Encourage students to take turns to throw a “missile”.
- As a class, record the numbers hit.
- Arrange the digits to create a number with the greatest/smallest possible value.
- Expand each digit to show the value of each digit.
What is a place value game? Place value games are games that introduce and/or reinforce a child’s understanding that a digit’s place in a number affects its value. For example, the digit “2” in the number 325 represents 20, not 2. Playing educational games is the most effective way to help students understand how to arrive at the correct answer.
How do you teach children place value?
What is my number place value game? With a partner, students pick a “secret” 3-digit number. Each time someone guesses, the other person tells how many digits in the guess are correct and how many of those digits are in the right place. (But they do NOT tell which digits are correct.) This becomes a process of elimination, using previous clues.