Cool Math Games:: Learning Place Value Game Idea

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The 4 year old is  learning place value this week (first through tenth) and, as with most things, a place value game makes the learning delightful. The 5 year old played along, as it is great reinforcement for him and games are more fun with two people playing.

 I love games as a way to teach and reinforce ideas!

DSC 5257place value game 512x396 Cool Math Games:: Learning Place Value Game IdeaDo you see the delight on his face? This was in the middle of math. Love his enthusiasm!

Our game was a contest between their stuffed animals to see which stuffed animal could be tossed the furthest. The place value game for today taught first, second and third place – each day this week we will increase a couple of place values until we have mastered through tenth place.

DSC 5251place value game 512x348 Cool Math Games:: Learning Place Value Game IdeaWe first sat down and made first, second and third place medals for our games -which lent itself to a conversation about gold, silver and bronze being associated with first, second and third. Each boy made their own set of medals. {As an aside, a large hole punch is such a useful tool for home and school activities!}

DSC 5253place value game 512x367 Cool Math Games:: Learning Place Value Game IdeaThe boys then went and chose three stuffed animals each to compete in our place value game.DSC 5261place value game 512x384 Cool Math Games:: Learning Place Value Game IdeaAt the sound of the {toy} gun each animal was tossed and it was then determined which animal came in first place, which animal came in second place and which animal came in third place. DSC 5263place value game 512x410 Cool Math Games:: Learning Place Value Game IdeaA ceremony was held to award each animal their appropriate medal. In Wesley’s heat lightweight Mr. Lion won by default of bad aim. In Judah’s heat Cow-ie won by a long shot.

The boys thoroughly enjoyed the place value game {they asked to play with more of their animals!} and first, second and third place value has been cemented in their mind in a practical way.

Check out other cool math games here.

Jessica Lynette

2 Comments

  1. So fun! Please keep posting the fun learning activities you guys are enjoying…we are enjoying them too!

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