# Hundreds, Tens and Ones

### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child practice adding and subtracting with hundreds, tens, and ones.

### Link to the Number Framework:

Number Sequence, Stage 5
Place Value, Stage 5

### What you need:

A die
Pen and paper for each player

### What to do:

Before play begins players need to agree on the starting number and the target number and record these on their paper. Choose three-digit numbers between one and a thousand.

Players take turns to throw the die. They then choose to add or subtract the number thrown to the hundreds, tens or ones of the starting number. For example, if a 5 is thrown players could add or subtract 500, 50 or 5 from the starting number.

With each successive turn players add or subtract numbers to the result of their previous turn.

The first player to reach the target number exactly wins.

### What to expect your child to do:

Understand place value so that hundreds, tens and ones can be added together. Consider how much more is required to reach the goal number.
Develop a strategic approach to the placement of numbers.

### Variations:

Increase the place value to include thousands.

### Related Māori vocab:

 dice mataono tau roll (a dice) pīrori (-hia) add tāpiri subtract tango

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