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# Largest Number Wins

### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is for the child to understand the place value of digits in a number.

### Link to the Number Framework:

Place Value, Stage 4

### What you need:

• A pack of cards with picture cards and tens removed. (Ace = 1)

### What to do:

• Shuffle the cards and leave them face down on the table.
• Players take turns to take a card from the top of the deck and place it in front of them in either the hundreds, tens or ones column. (e.g. In the number 367, the 3 is in the hundreds column, the 6 is in the tens column and the 7 is in the ones column.)
• Once the card has been placed it cannot be changed.
• After three rounds the player who produces the largest numbers wins. (e.g If 6, 9, 3 had been turned over the player may have placed these as 639 or 936 or 369 etc)

### What to expect your child to do:

• To know the place value of numbers. That the 3 in 367 means 300, the 6 means 60 and the seven means 7 ones.

### Variations:

• Choose four cards – Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Ones columns.

### Related Māori vocab:

 card kāri pile of cards putunga kāri three digit number tau mati-toru tens number tau ngahuru place value uara tū place value chart tūtohi uara tū