Does your math curriculum provide enough hands on games and activities to review place value? Kids need fun filled activities in order to be engaged and be able to practice those skills learned in the classroom.
This post shares some of my favorite and most engaging place value games and activities for third and fourth grades.
PLACE VALUE UNIT
This unit includes EVERYTHING you need to teach place value in third and fourth grades, The daily lessons are scripted and each contains a mini lesson, guided practice, independent practice, problem solving, and a center game.
The 6 lessons included in the unit are:
1. Representing Numbers
2. Greater Numbers ( ten thousands and hundred thousands)
3. Number Lines
4. Comparing Numbers
5. Ordering Numbers
6. Rounding to the Nearest Ten and Nearest Hundred
The 7 Center Activities are:
♥My Number:Three Ways : Writing numbers in standard, expanded and word form.
♥Place Value Race: A game board to practice value of digits in a number.
♥What’s Missing?: A game of Scoot to practice number lines.
♥Number War: Partner game of War to practice comparing numbers.
♥Order My Scoops: A craftivity where students order numbers written in different formats and then put the scoops on the ice cream.
♥Roll and Round: A dice game for students to practice rounding
♥Pop’em Round’em: A sorting game for students to practice rounding to the nearest 10 and nearest 100
PLACE VALUE MATH PROJECT
Kids love to celebrate their birthdays. Use this opportunity to provide some project based learning with this enrichment place value project where students plan the perfect party. From designing their party invitations to sticking to a budget, they get to do the math while planning an unforgettable event.
This real life project focuses on the following skills
✎Placing Numbers on a Number Line
Rounding Roller Coaster is a rounding craft that will engage your students and deepen the understanding of rounding to the nearest 10 and nearest 100. It also creates a beautiful bulletin board or classroom display that your students can enjoy all year round.
Includes rounding cards and blank cards. You can choose to print the rounding cards included or use blank ones for your students to create their own numbers.
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A ROUNDING FREEBIE
This rounding sort activity is great to practice rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred. Students place the popcorn into the correct bucket according to the digit being rounded. Low prep and great for a math center activity.
◊ 48 Numbers with a digit underlined to students can round accordingly.
◊ 12 Popcorn Buckets.
◊ A Student Recording Sheet.
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Until next time!