Free Place Value Vocabulary Game

Monday, August 11, 2014

This fun, easy and FREE place value game is meant to help your students with their place value vocabulary for whole numbers or decimals. Your 4th & 5th-grade students will enjoy playing this hangman style game which is ideal for math centers at the beginning of the school year. Set-up could not be easier.

FREE Place Value Game

Step 1: Assign 1 student to be the "teacher". The remaining students in the small group will be the "guessers". 

Step 2: Cut apart the place value deck and place the cards face down in a pile. The student playing the teacher gets to hold onto the deck. They choose one card to begin the game.

Step 3: The students playing the guesser guess a digit. The teacher tells them if the digit is in their number. If the digit IS in the number, they tell them which place value or place values the digit goes in. 

Step 4:  If the digit the guesser guesses is NOT in the number, the guesser has to cross out a balloon. If all of the balloons are crossed out, the girl jumps into the pool! Can your students guess the whole number before the girl jumps in the pool? 

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