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!!

Maybe this power point would be useful? http://www.lexington1.net/technology/instruct/ppts/mathppts/Numeracy & Concepts/Place Value.ppt

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! http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/math/archives/2005/06/grades_35_resou_1.php 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..

Also, I just ordered Rockin the Standards CD, and it has a great place value song http://www.whiteindo.com/rts/

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.

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 The link to our site in the post above is no longer active...we got hacked big time.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. Tim

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

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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 http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploaded_resources/853/PlaceValueChartv4.swf 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 http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/1_Math/2_Illustrated_Lessons/3_Place_Value/index.html 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 ---------- 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.