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Two Player Place Value Competition (Place Value Game) April 5, 2009

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●Scratch paper and pencil for each player

First player writes one digit, like a 3, on the right hand side of his piece of paper.  The other player reads the number.  The second player now writes another digit to the left of the first digit.  The first player must read the number correctly.  Play keeps going back and forth until someone misreads a number.  The winning player of that round usese the final number as his score for that round.  Star again and play four more rounds.  Highest score wins.

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Place Value Team Competition (Place Value Game) April 4, 2009

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● 4 to 6 sets of 0-9 cards

Shuffle the cards.  Divide the group into two teams.  The leader places a card on the table or writes one on a chalkboard for all to see.  The first person on Team 1 reads the number.  Leader places another number to the left of this number and the first person on Team 2 reads the number.  Alternating between the teams, keep placing numbers to the left of the existing number until one person can’t read the number.  The other team wins a point.  Competition begins again with a new card.  First team to win 5 points wins the game.

Variation: Leader can put down a new number each time, as long as they grow by one digit each time.

Tips: The numbers in this game can get REALLY high.  So it’d do you good to know this order: Hundreds / Thousands / Millions / Billions / Trillions / Quadrillion / Quintillion / Sextillion / Septillion / Octillion / Decillion and if you wanna go higher than that, you’ll have to look it up.

Place Value Beans (Place Value Game) April 4, 2009

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●Jar of beans or bingo chips
●For each player:  Four sheets of paper (or you can make permanent cards) with Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, Ones written across the top (one per page).

Thousands    Hundreds    Tens    Ones

Each player gets four sheets and spreads them out in front of him in the proper place value order as shown above.  Each player also has a pile of beans or bingo chips.  The leader will say a number or write it on a piece of paper and show it.  The first player to place the proper number of beans/chips on each paper wins a point.  Keep track of points, player with most points wins.

Read a Card (Place Value Game) April 3, 2009

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●4 to 6 sets of cards, 0-9

Choose someone to be the leader.  The leader shuffles the cards to start each round.  Then places a card face up.  The leader asks the first player to read the number.  Then the leader places another card on it’s left (to make a 2-digit number) and asks the next player reads that number.  This continues with each successive player having to read a number that will be one digit greater, until someone misses.  When that happens, the last player to have read the number correctly wins all the cards.  Start a new round.  Game continues until all the cards have been played.  Player with the most cards wins.

Variation: Leader could put down all new cards for each player, always increasing the cards by one digit.

Place Value Dice (Place Value Game) April 2, 2009

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●1 die per player
●Scratch paper
●Pens or pencils

Draw a place value table on the scratch paper (go out as many or as few places as you want.)  Should look like a graph with these headers and 4-6 empty rows/columns below.
Mill   / Hund Thou  /  Ten Thou  /  Thou  /  Hund  /  Ten  /  One

Each player rolls one die and writes the number in the square that is to his best advantage.  If that number is a high number, the player will want to write it in one of the left hand columns.  The players continue rolling until all the numbers are filled in on one row.   The player with the highest number wins that round, and should circle his number.  Play in rounds and the player with the highest number at the end of 5 rounds, wins.  Or play for a certain amount of time and the player who got the most highest numbers wins.
You can require the person with the highest number to say the number correctly.  If not, the person who has the next highest number and can say it correctly wins that round.

Place Value War (Place Value Game) April 2, 2009

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●4 to 6 sets of cards from 0 to 9.

Deal cards out until the deck is gone.  Players put their cards face down in a deck in front of them.  Choose what level you want to play (hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, etc.)  For example, if you picked hundreds, someone would say go, and then each player would take three cards off the top of their deck and without looking at them, place them face up from right to left, forming a 3 digit (hundreds) number.  Players can take turns putting the cards down or all do it at the same time.  The player with the highest number wins all the cards that were played.  Play continues until someone has all the cards or until time is called.

Dice Joust (Place Value Game) April 1, 2009

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You will need:

●3 dice, each a different color
●Beans

Designate which color will stand for hundreds, tens and ones.  Give each player 10 beans.  Each player will take a turn rolling all three dice.  The player with the highest number (3 digit numbers), wins a bean from all the other players.  The player with the most beans wins.  You can play for a set time or a certain number of rounds.  You can make this harder by adding more dice, and by requiring the person with the highest number say the number correctly.