Happy Friday! If you follow my on Instagram or Facebook then I am sure you have seen this place value and number sense math game shared a bazillion times on my feed. It is so much fun and super engaging! I also shared it 3 years ago on my blog here. I’ll link a video at the end of this post!
Place Value and Number Sense Math Game
We played this game so many times in my classroom over the years. We played it with math, phonics, sight word practice, and grammar. We loved it. It is a great way to review! I call it Musical Words (when using it with words) and Musical Numbers (when using it with math).
After several years I finally added more numbers (and a prek/kinder version) so that no matter what numbers you are teaching in your classroom (1-120) you can all play it, too! I am so excited to share these with y’all!
If you’re familiar with “musical chairs” then this will be a piece of cake to implement into your classroom!
Each student will need a number playing card. If you have more students than cards, you can make more than one copy of the cards until you have one card per student.
This game is played like Musical Chairs – minus the chairs! Students will get in a circle around the carpet or designated area. Students will place their card in front of them facing up. The teacher plays music for the students to walk/move to. While the music is playing, students will walk/move in a circle around the carpet (or designated area). When the teacher stops the music the students will stop and stand in front of a card. The teacher will read aloud from one of the question cards. All of the students will answer and the student(s) with the answer on their card will give their card to the teacher. The teacher will play the music again and repeat the steps. If a student does not have a card to stand in front of when the music stops, they are out just like Musical Chairs. Students that are out can still participate by sitting in the middle of the circle and give answers to the question cards, help another student, or they can go to their seats and complete any follow up work. Totally up to you and works best in your room.
Here is an example of what the teacher cards and student cards look like.
You can copy these on different colored paper or teacher cards on one color and student cards on another. Again, totally up to you!
Included are cards for place value, expanded form, picture form, 10 more/10 less, and 1 more/1 less.
PreK and Kinder teachers, I made a version for you as well to practice number sense and subitizing!
These include word form, number form, subitizing (hands, dice, ten frames), and 1 more/1 less.
Here’s a look at the teacher cards and student cards for the prek/kindergarten numbers 1-20.
Here are links to all the different sets available as well as 2 different bundles.
And here is a link to a video of me explaining/ showing this game!
I hope you love playing this game! Tag me on Instagram (@smittenwithfirst) if you play!
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