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.
- Choose four cards – Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Ones columns.
Related Māori vocab:
|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|