# 5 Place Value Games Your Child Will Love

Place value games really helped me to teach my daughter how to apply place value.  I didn’t understand the importance of place value until I tried teaching my daughter 2-digit addition.  She seemed to understand which numbers were in the ones, tens, and hundreds place, but she didn’t seem to know what to do with the information.  When we tried to add 23 plus 4, she tried to add the 2 and the 4.  So, I went back to basics and we played several math games.  Most of which she complained were too easy and she was bored.  I kept trying different games and working on the 2-digit addition until one day it just seemed to click.  Below are the 5 place value games we tried:

## Card Game

Place Value War is like many other War card games.  It basically requires two or more players to place cards on the table as quickly as possible.  The player with the highest number wins the round.  These are the steps to play:

• Shuffle the cards and remove the Jack, Queen, and King cards.  The Ace represents one.
• Deal out all of the cards to all of the players.
• Each player places three cards (if you are working on the hundreds) on the table and arranges them to get the largest possible number.  Each player has to announce their number (more practice with place value)
• The player with the largest number wins the round.

The player with largest number of cards wins the game.