Largest Number Game
By Karen Go Soco
A game for 2 or more players
This game provides practice of reading large numbers
Large numbers can often seem daunting and can be tricky to read. Breaking them down into 3-digit chunks on a place value grid, trying to make the biggest number to beat your opponent, encourages understanding of the place value and helps build confidence and fluency in reading the resulting numbers.
This game can easily be played with the digit chunks written on cards instead of sticks. It could also be played using just two chunks, to focus on 6-digit numbers.
You will need:
Place value grid
A selection of mini Lolly Pop Sticks with 3-digit numbers on each / or cards
Decide how many rounds of the game you will play!
Take turns to pick a stick/card
Choose where to put your card on the place value grid
You cannot move it once placed
Read you and your opponents numbers
The biggest number wins the round
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