Saturday, August 25, 2012

Race to 100!

Hi, there! It's Farrah, from ThinkShareTeach with a quick and easy game that's a great review for place value. All you need is a die and a set of base ten blocks. If you don't have access to base ten blocks, you could go digital and use these from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. Players simply take turns rolling the die and collecting the number of cubes indicated on it. As soon as the player is able, he should exchange the ten cubes for a long. If another player catches someone with more than ten cubes, he/she must put them all back and start over. The first person to trade 10 longs in for a flat is the winner! Here's a printable set of instructions you might like:

For a variation, try racing to 1000. Instructions are included in the document. Only have one player? Race against the clock! How quickly can you make it to 100? Can you beat your best time?


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