Place Value Math Games

Place value is important because it helps determine the value of numbers. Place value math games give you a fun way to teach this essential skill to you child or class!

What's Your Number

Grades: 1 - 3

Skills: Recognizing place value, Reading numbers

Number of Players: 2 or More

What You Need: Pencil an paper for each player

How to Play:

This game can be played in the classroom or at home.

  1. Each player draws three squares as picture below on their paper.

    place value math games

  2. The teacher then calls off three random numbers, one at a time.

  3. After calling off each number, the players writes down the number on any one of there three squares. Continue calling off numbers and have the players fill in their squares until the three boxes are full.

  4. Have the players, one at a time, read aloud the three-digit number on their paper. The player that has the largest number is the winner!

You can repeat the same game with four-digit, five-digit numbers as well.

Variation: You also repeat the same procedures but this time the winner of the game could be the player who has the smallest number.

PLACE MAT PLACE VALUES: Help your child learn about place value using a simple with a few items from around the house. Place value is important since it helps kids tell the difference between the “ones, tens, and hundreds” columns in a number.

FIND THE MISSING DIGIT: Here's a fun activity you can make with index cards. Your child will have to find the missing digit in a 4-digit number! Helps them understand the ones, tens hundreds, and thousands places.

Teaching place value with games or any kind of hands-on place value activity helps kids to learn while having fun too.

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