The Place Value Game
Understanding place value is an important math skill! Help your child gain confidence as he competes to create the largest number using a deck of playing cards and a place value mat. As you play, open a dialogue about where to put selected cards. (For example, a 9 should go in the highest place, as it will help make a larger number.) Ask questions about why your child selects a position for a card and what good strategies are to win. When your child is ready to move on, look at the variations for added challenges!