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As players compete, they practice reading and writing three digit numbers and base ten blocks – two key steps toward understanding the ins and outs of place value. After an exciting game, head on over and pick up our Place Value Cover Up for more math fun!
To prep this place value game, I printed the Place Value War cards (below) on cardstock to give them extra durability and make the colors really pop. I cut along the grey lines to separate the pieces and gave the deck a quick shuffle.
I printed the game record sheet on plain copy paper, grabbed something to write with and we were ready to play!
Playing the Place Value War Game
Big Brother (age 6) is always up for a fun math game, so he was eager to give the new activity a try. We dealt the deck of cards face down into two piles: one for him and one for me. Then, we each flipped over our top card and read the number out loud.
He was pretty excited to count 149 on his card…
Until he read 783 on mine!
We wrote both of our numbers on the record sheet.
Then, I asked Big Brother to circle the number that was bigger. He grabbed the marker and drew a big circle around 783.
Since I was the winner, I placed both cards in my keep pile.
One round after the next, we flipped over our top cards, wrote them on the sheet and figured out who had the most. The game was a motivating way to practice reading base ten blocks and three digit numbers while working on greater than and less than at the same time.
Grab Your Set
Ready to play?! Click the blue button below to grab your free Place Value War game and then hop over and snag our Place Value Cover Up in the shop!