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Web Quests

CHAPTER 2

GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

The Web Activity for Chapter 2 asks the children design a game to practice place value skills.   The game can be a card game, a dice game or a guessing game. Visit the following websites together and have your child play a variety of the games to get an idea of the type of game to design.

Place Value Game

Place Values

Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Ones

Place Value and Palindrome Riddles

While your child is playing the place value games, ask:

"What do you need to know about numbers and place value to answer the questions given in the game?"

"Which game did you enjoy playing the most? Why?"

"Which game did you find the easiest? The most challenging? Why?"

"Which type of place value game do you think your friends would enjoy playing the most? Why?"

"What materials will you need to make this game?"

You may want to play the online game with your child. Some of the games allow you to keep score and will also give hints if incorrect answers are given. Once your child has explored the sites and played several of the place value games, complete the decision-making chart All About Place Value Games. To create their own game, they will need materials such as coloured paper, scissors, coloured pencils or pens, place value blocks, cut-out place value pieces or play money.

Writing a set of game instructions can be challenging. If your child has difficulty, play the game with your child and have them write down each step for playing the game as you move through it. Encourage your child to number the steps and then make changes to the rules if things are unclear. Add additional rules when they are needed during the course of the game.

Your child should be familiar with the following vocabulary to describe the patterns:

expanded form (200 + 30 + 5 is expanded form for 235), place value, regroup (56 can be regrouped as 4 tens and 16 ones), ones, tens, hundreds, loonie, toonie, numeral, base-ten blocks.

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