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Math games are the best. Here is a super simple dice math game to help with place values and number values in general. I call it Roll & Place the Digits. We played this with three people, but you could really do it with any number of people.

## How To Play Place the Digits: Dice Math Game

Get a piece of paper for each player. On the paper, draw squares for the number of place values you want to use (i.e. hundreds- draw 3 squares, thousands- draw 4 squares)

You will also need something to choose the numbers. We used large dice, but you could also use a spinner with numbers from 0-9, or a deck of cards using aces and numbers through nine.

Draw, spin, or roll a number. Each person chooses a place to write that number (in one of the squares). They keep their page hidden from the other players.

After enough numbers have been chosen to fill up the squares, you reeal your numbers and see whose is the largest.

There are a few different lessons that can be learned from this math game:

place values

saying the number correctly

figuring out that larger numbers need to be written at the beginning to get the biggest number

practice writing numbers

contrasting numbers to decide which is largest

(don’t mind my scribbled on table)

jmommymom says

March 20, 2012 at 7:30 pmI like the way this game requires a bit of thinking and strategy. That always makes them better. – Great idea.

Wise Owl Factory says

March 25, 2012 at 10:41 pmI like this, too, that the numbers are hidden from each other and this really uses quite a few math skills! Thanks so much, Carolyn

Wise Owl Factory says

March 25, 2012 at 10:42 pmI like this too, as the hidden numbers engage the children, and there are quite a few math skills being used. Thanks, Carolyn

Raising a Happy Child says

March 26, 2012 at 5:57 pmThis is a really neat idea. I have to try it with my daughter and her friend. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Math Blog Hop.