Place Value Race For Thanksgiving!

When I was teaching my third graders seem to do well with place value. Then we will be trucking along with multiplication, division  and BAM! a place value review questions has them looking like a deer in a headlight...blink, blink, blink, blink....what is this strange question?
So I created a place value game during Halloween that can be differentiated for high, middle and low. It can be played with just the "Tens" version or the "Hundreds" version. Meanwhile, your high group students can be playing the same game, but with the "Thousands" version. It is also an excellent tool to play in your small group and gather data for your RtI documentation. Observe a student and you will know instantly if they can problem solve to created the highest number when given three cards, 3, 6 and 8 for example. If they don't make it into 863, there's a problem! Well they liked the game so much I created two Halloween versions,
 Halloween Monster Place Value Race Game and
Halloween Candy Corn Place Value Race Game
and they were both a big hit with my other teacher-friends' classes too! Denise, from Sunny Days in Second Grade, took pictures of her children playing the game and sent it to me.
Students Playing the Candy Corn Version
 She was the first blog I ever discovered and I adore her. {Here is her blog post about the game and all her Halloween fun!}We are now friends, but I meet her a couple of summers ago at a Blog Meet-Up and stood around like a dork, I could barely talk to her and her husband...ummm, yeah, uummmm, I know, uhhhhhh....It was like meeting a real life celebrity for me and I was dumbfounded! :) 
Way to go Fern, ya' big geek!
Sunny Days in Second

Close Up Picture of the Game Sheet the Students Fill-In!
So back to place value, since that game was such a big hit, I've made a...
Thanksgiving version, it is available at TPT too.
TENS ~ Thanksgiving Place Value Race
HUNDREDS ~ Thanksgiving Place Value Race
THOUSANDS ~ Thanksgiving Place Value Race
Here's my Pinterest board, just for my Place Value Race Games.

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1 comment

  1. Denise was one of the first bloggers I followed. She is amazing. I love everything she does! I know that I would have exactly the same reaction you didif I met her. Lol!
    Always Primary


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