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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Place Value Practice is Worth the RAWR!

I am here to tell you today that if you grab
activity, you will love it!

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Sarah has a blog called There's No Place Like Second Grade. She allowed me to preview it with the 2nd grade kiddos that I work with. They were getting ready to take a place value test and I wanted to be sure they were secure with their place value skills. This game did just that. And on the side lines, . . . . They. Had. FUN!
 Here are some of the cards. They show the expanded notation, the standard number, the words, and the place value blocks.

 There are also cards that say "Give 2, and Take 2." This is where the kids have to take 2 from someone or give 2 to someone.
 The game is played like the WAR game we used to play with playing cards. They compare their cards with the other person. The one with the largest number gets to keep both cards.

Now the kids study and read the cards to see which one is largest.

 I love the looks on their faces. . . they are really focusing on the cards and figuring out what their value is!

Sarah has included some pictures that can be used on the backside of these cards. But our district watches the color ink levels closely, so I didn't print them with the designs on the back side. This picture below shows that you can barely see through the papers (not card stock) even without the designs on the back.

 Here are the faces of the winners and not so winners! 

 I even won once! 
There is also a recording sheet that you can keep track of who wins and how many times they win.

If you are looking for a good end of the year fun game for your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd graders or even home schooled child, I highly recommend this activity. 
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If you like this War type of game, Sarah has other skills that use the same concept. 

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