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!
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