Need Place Value Math Games!!

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by nathev01, Aug 16, 2008.

1. nathev01Rookie

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Help! I am new to fifth grade (but not new to teaching). I would like to take my kids to the computer lab to review place value to the billions, but I can't find any good online games! Any ideas? The only games I can find are boring and I don't think they will hold my kids' attention! Please help!!!!

Thank you!!

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thank you! that will definitely help!

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Aug 19, 2008

From NCDPI...
http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/math/G4Num.pdf

On a rainy day, play “What’s My Number?” Each student
writes a 4 -digit number on a card. These are pinned or taped other
students’ backs so that children cannot see their own numbers. Students move around the room asking questions (which may be answered by “yes” or “no”) to guess their number.

Check out this link for lots of other ideas...just scroll down...most place value ideas start on page 8!

Here's the website. Place value can be found in each grade level. In North Carolina it is always in STRAND 1. Hope this helps..

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give students a blank template for place value _,_ _ _, _ _ _
something like that. rolle a dice and have students place the number anywhere they want. make the object to get the biggest number, smallest number, etc.

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Aug 22, 2008

Is the "standards" CD cool for 5th graders? I have so many dorky Cds (per kids).

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Is the standards CD cool?

I am a member of Rockin' the Standards. I just found this thread that brought up our CD. Of course I'm biased, but I can honestly say that almost all my 5th graders love the music. You can't please all of them. A few of the kids act like they're "too cool" and don't admit they like it, though it's obvious they really do. Don't take my word for it...you can listen to song samples at our website rockinthestandards dt com. The link to our site in the post above is no longer active...we got hacked big time. I hope this helps.
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We played Mathsektball Friday using place value. I pushed the tables against the wall and divided the kiddos into 2 teams. Every player had a white board, eraser, and marker. All were required to write answers even if they weren't the "shooter" for that round.

I would give them a number slowly. They all had to write it down, but the shooter would have to have his/her's correct in order to come to the line and shoot the ball into the trashcan. I just went down the lines so everyone had a turn. Each quarter, I got a little harder. They loved it and did very well! They were asking for harder problems, and I was having trouble remembering some of the numbers I was giving them when I went to check b/c they were so long and complicated! lol

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I like to use decimal cards. I hold them up and give an instruction - example: round to the nearest tenth. They write their answers on white boards and show them when I say, 'Show'. I go around saying, 'Point, point, point." They kept track of t heir own points and the winning student got five (tiny) Nerds candies.

I asked them to round to various places. Next time I will have them add or subtract (mentally) from the numbers.

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This is what I was going to suggest. I have used this in the past and it worked well. Winner is the person who gets the largest number most out of all the rounds they have time to complete. I usually give them 15-20 minutes. I don't teach math anymore, but I did use this one year and it worked well. A variation was for the kids to call the place value (hunded-thousand) before rolling and the number rolled had to go in that place. Only rule was that they could not call place that was next door to the previous one called. (so next turn could not be for millions or ten-thousands places.)

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I always have the kids read their numbers out loud for more practice, too.

I think I got my clear write-on place value charts from Really Good Stuff.

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Jul 15, 2010

sorry for bump.. delete

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I make cards with 0-9 on them and then I add in a few more 0's. I also make cards with . and , on them. Then I hand them out to random students and call out numbers. They have to stand up if they are in the number and create it in the right order with the correct commas. They love it. Then sometimes I reverse it, the kids create a number and them another student sitting has to say the number.

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Jul 21, 2010

Place Value Internet games for students

Here's a long list of place value websites for a variety of abilities. unsure:I haven't checked the links in a while so there may be a few that aren't working anymore.) No guarantee that none of these won't 'be boring' for your students, tho'.

Place Value websites for students

Base Ten Blocks, eManipulatives — Base Ten Blocks (Grade 3)
http://eduplace.com/cgi-bin/schtemplate.cgi?template=/kids/mw/manip/mn_popup.thtml

Bingo-Place Value up to 1,000's place
Place Value-Choose numbers until rows are filled
http://www.wmnet.org.uk/resources/gordon/Bingo - Place Value v3.swf

Comparing Number Values-From TOON University
Use symbols >(greater than) < (less than) and = (equals) to compare numbers
http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=509

Comparing Numbers Game-Come to Order
Arrange numbers from least to greatest or greatest to least and use < or > (StarMatica)
http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMaticaComparingNumbersCometoOrder.swf

Digit-wize
Practice big numbers with expanded form! (Practice decimals in expanded form, too!!)
http://www.emaonline.org.uk/ema/client_files/resources_ftp/netmedia/digitwize/english/digit_wize.cfm

Math Sequence Game @ MathSlice
Click on the train compartments to arrange the numbers in correct order.
http://www.mathslice.com/mathsequence.php

Place Value and Number Sense Games
Variety of online games and activities for reinforcing Place Value and Number Sense
http://www2.redmond.k12.or.us/mccall/renz/mathsites.htm#pv

Place Value Chart

Place Value Darts
Use number facts and place value to play this game
http://www.sums.co.uk/playground/c4a/playground.htm

Place Value Mystery Numbers-StarMatica
Place numbers in the correct value up to the millions
http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMaticaplaveValueMysteryNumbers.swf

Place Value Puzzler
Funbrain-Place Value Game or Rounding off Numbers Game. (Easy, Medium, Hard, Super Brain)
http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html

Place Value to 100 Thousands
Answer the questions about place value or type the number for the word form. Shoot at the target for each correct answer.
http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=503&engine=15

Place Value Video
Math: Illustrated Lessons: Place Value

Place Value Puzzler-Funbrain.com
http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html

The Place Value Game
Use the digits to create the largest possible number. Try to beat the computer! Good Luck!
http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html

Word Game-Number Words
Select the words that tell the words for the two-digit numbers in the pinball game.
http://www.sums.co.uk/playground/n2a/playground.htm
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Edited: I just realized this thread is TWO years old! I was going to delete this list, but I decided to leave it in case anyone else is looking for place value websites for their students.

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