Trash Can Numbers

This is a quick game that highlights the importance of place value. Great to play at the beginning or end of a lesson. Only equipment needed is one die for the teacher and paper & pencils for students. You can use a 6-10 sided die. 1. Students draw dashes (you choose how big the number will be) & two trash cans. 2. Teacher rolls a die & calls out roll. 3. Students need to decide where to place that number - either on a dash or in a trash can, if they don't wish to use that number. They can't erase a number once it is written. 4. When all the spaces are filled the winner is whoever has the highest number*. *You can change this to whoever has the lowest number for an added challenge! For more quick classroom games that require little to no resources: