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Place Value War - Number Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 5 pages | Years: 2

A fun 3-digit place value game for students to play in the classroom.

Use this teaching resource in the numeracy classroom when exploring 3-digit place value.

Print, cut and laminate a class set of hundreds, tens and ones number cards and score sheets.

In pairs, students simultaneously flip over a hundreds, tens and ones number card. The student who makes the largest number receives 2 points, the student with the lowest number receives 1 point. Students record their numbers and points on the score sheet with a removable marker. At the end of the ten rounds, the student with the most points wins!


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  • Blanche Sayers

    Thank you for this game, my class love to play it if we have time at the end of a maths lesson. Is there a version with Thousands? This would provide an opportunity to differentiate for higher ability students.

    • Royce (Teach Starter)

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  • Catherine

    My Year 4 class just played this game as revision of place value. They loved it. A simple game, but very engaging. Thank you teachstarter.

    • Kristian

      Hi Catherine, Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

  • Jenna Smith

    Hi! I love this game, however should it say "player 1" and "player 2" on the score sheet instead of "player 1" and "player 1"?

    • Victoria (Teach Starter)

      Hi Jenna, Thank you for your comment. We have updated this resource so that the score sheet says "Player 1" and Player 2". Please feel free to download the updated version. We hope your students enjoy playing this place value game in the classroom. Kind regards, Victoria.