## Sunday, September 16, 2012

### Place Value

I decided to share a couple of place value games that I have come up with and utilized in my classroom:

Place Value Battleship

My kids LOVE Battleship so I decided to use that to my benefit.  Here is how the game works:
The kids partner up and each student receives a "game mat" and 2 sets of number 1-9 (that are cut apart).  They separate their game mats with a folder and then make up any 7 digit number they want using 1 set of the 1-9 numbers with out telling the other player. They place the cards on the game mat in the "my number" spot.  They then take turns guessing the individual digits of their partner's number.  For example Johnny might say, "is there a 3 in your hundreds place" at which point Suzie looks at her hundreds place and sees she has a 5 there. So she would respond with "higher" indicating to Johnny that his next guess for her hundred's place should be higher than 3.  If Johnny makes a correct guess, Suzie will respond with "hit" at which point Johnny uses his second set of numbers and places the correct number in the correct place under the "My Partner's Number" place on the game mat. Meanwhile Suzie flips over the number that he "hit" indicating it was "sunk".  Once one of the players feels they have correctly guessed each individual digit they then have to read the number back to the person in order to officially win the game.

Human Place Value Chart

For this one my goal was to get my kids use to and aware of the different place value positions especially with decimals.  Before class  I made a set of numbers 0-9, laminated them, and attached a string from end to end. I then taped off a place value chart on my floor that included the thousandths place through to the hundreds place, and placed a four square ball in the middle to represent the decimal point.  I then gave 10 of my kids individual numbers they could wear around their neck.  I gave the remaining students individual white boards and dry erase markers to follow along as we create the number.  I had 20 different 3-6 digit numbers placed on index cards that we used for each round.  I would pick one of my "white board" kids to read off the individual digits in any order (there's a 1  in the tenths place, there's a 9  in the hundreds place, and so on ) so that the kids wearing numbers could place themselves in the appropriate slot.  Once everyone is placed I have a different white board kid, read the number correctly to everyone.  I then finish the round with asking the white board kids to give me the value of certain digits. If I felt they understood and comprehend how to find value, I let them switch with someone in the place value chart, if not, then they stay for another round or two.
*Note - I am fortunate enough to only have 16 kids in each of math classes this year, so one set of numbers worked for me. If you have a rather large class you may want to split them into two groups with two place value charts.

Hope you enjoy the games! Let me know if you need any further explanation or if you would like a copy of the place value battleship, I will be happy to send it to you!

-Amy﻿

1. I would love a copy of the place value battleship. My email is karahackney@gmail.com. Thanks!

1. I would love a copy of place value battleship. My email is rachaelgreist@gmail.com. Thanks!

2. I love both of these activities! They really bring the concept of place value to life. I would love a copy of the place value battleship. My e-mail is teachmac13@hotmail.com Thanks!

3. Please send me Place Value Battleship. Thank you!!
My email is ericacompton@hotmail.com

4. Great games! Please send me a copy of the place value battleship game board and numbers. Thank you! My email address is chefdog19@yahoo.com

5. I also would love a copy of the place value battleship. Could you please send it to jairesman@msn.com? Thank you!

2. I would like a copy of the place value battleship. Please send to tracyandjoshua@charter.net

Thank you!

3. Can I have a link to the battleship?? Thanks! taydle@gmail.com

4. I'm so excited to use these ideas with my 5th graders! May I have a copy of the battleship game? Thanks! kaitlincassels@gmail.com

5. Can I have a link to the battleship????? Thanks!!! jah4689@yahoo.com

6. Can I please have a copy?
thanks!!
kellpotter@yahoo.com

7. I teach 4th grade and would love a copy of the battleship game. Thanks! Schauna.Callaway@rockwallisd.org

8. I would love a copy! Thanks! Amalia.barragan@ccisd.us

9. I would like a copy of place value battleship! Thanks! kinneye@aca.edu.py. Thanks again!

10. I would love a copy of the place value battleship.
Sounds fun! Thanks!

ruckers@usd385.org

11. I would love a copy of the place value battleship! Thanks!
jenniferlwendt@yahoo.com

12. The battleship game is great! Can I have a copy? Dawn_Stanforth@Yahoo.com

13. Great resources! I would love a copy of place value battleship!
judith.detweiler@gmail.com

14. I would love a copy of the Battleship game...such great and simple ideas!

15. Can I please get the place value battleship forms as well. What a great game and thanks so much for sharing. I also do the Daily 5 so I think you again.

Thank You,

Bethany

16. I would love a copy of your place value Battleship. I also plan to use your human place value idea. Thanks for sharing. These are perfect for fourth grade!
hcerbin@euclidschools.org

17. I would really appreciate a copy of your place value battleship. I love it!!! Thank you for being so kind and sharing your great ideas. My email is mmedina@nbisd.org

18. Great ideas. I, too, would love a copy of the place value battleship game. Thanks so much...

19. Love the ideas! I would love a copy of the place value battleship game. Thanks a million!

nherzog26@gmail.com

20. What a great idea!! I would love a copy of the Place Value Battleship Game.....thank you

tiffani.charlie@yahoo.com

21. I love these ideas!! I would love a copy of the Place Value Battleship Game please!! Thank you so much!

devinrenee10@hotmail.com

22. I would love to get a copy of Battleship. gasowens@charter.net
Thanks for sharing

23. I would love a copy of the battleship too! Thanks for sharing the great ideas.
gingers.smith2013gmail.com

24. I would love a copy of the battleship! Thanks so much. nwing@mail.com

25. May I have a copy of the battleship please? rblessing@greensburg.k12.in.us

Thank you!

26. I would love a copy of the Battleship. Thanks! hozga@yahoo.com

27. May I have a copy of the battleship? Please and
Thank You! angkin117@yahoo.com

28. I would love a copy of the battleship game! I can't wait to try it with my class!!! My email is lsemmes@hotmail.com. Thanks!!!

29. I would like a copy of the Battleship Game. My students would love it! My email is bcmagee3@gmail.com Thank you so much!

30. I would love a copy of the battleship game! I can't wait to try it with my class!!! My email is Debmarkaz@aol.com
Thank you so much,
Debbie

31. Thank you for sharing. I would like a copy of the battleship game as well. Thanks again! cathy.wilson@ccisd.us

32. thanks for sharing- can you please send me a copy of battleship game- I appreciate it! thanks! terryteach@hotmail.com

33. I'd love a copy too please. Thanks for sharing your great ideas! janaliel4@yahoo.com.au

34. This is fantastic! Can I please have a copy as well? sarahmariemueller@gmail.com
Thanks a million!

35. Great ideas! I would love a copy of battleship to karlah0327@hotmail.com

36. I would LOVE to have a copy of battleship sent to me if you would not mind. My email is lcymbalist@gcs.k12.in.us thanks

37. Would you please send me the Battleship printable? Thanks so much. tomandcindys@verizon.net

38. Great ideas! I would love a copy of the battleship printable. Thanks so much!

jbittner722@hotmail.com

39. Love the place value games. Could I get a copy of the battleship game? My email is redsoxrobin5@yahoo.com

40. I would like a copy of the place value battleship! It is perfect for my first week back :) Thanks...
kastedman@gmail.com

41. I would love a copy of the place value battleship!! Thank you! bavery@goaj.org

42. Could I please have a copy of the Place Value Battleship? Thank You! praterprater@gmail.com

43. I would like a copy of the pv battleship. Thank you! Adavis@stalphonsusbr.org

44. Can I please have copy of the P.V. Battleship game?

Thanks,

khumeston@verizon.net

45. Thanks for sharing these great games! Could you please email me a copy of the Place Value Battleship Game? Thanks, Kim. Kkauffman@midviewk12.org

46. I would love a copy of the Battleship! LOVE it! ahouse7874@aol.com

47. I would love a copy of the Place Value Battleship!
coach.hammy@gmail.com

48. I would love a copy of the place value battleship game. Thanks. Have a great school year.
jconley16@comcast.net

49. I would love a copy of the place value battleship game! My email is ryan_jr56@hotmail.com

Thanks so much!!

50. I would love a copy of the place value battleship game! mrsbridwell11@yahoo.com

51. I am teaching fourth grade math for the first time and need all the help I can get. Please share your place value battleship copy with me. My email is tmcc30@sowega.net Thanks for sharing your ideas!

52. Awesome idea. I would love a copy of the game mat.
Thank you so much for sharing..
jsavino@ecisd.org

53. Add me to the list of loving Place Value Battleship!!
andwulf@yahoo.com

54. I would love love love a copy of the place value battleship. Thanks so much.
Teresa.rotella@cityschools.net

55. I guess your game is pretty popular. May I have a copy as well. Thank you
Lena
cappie97@msn.com

56. I would love a copy. My email is Lindsey.caldwell15@yahoo.com
Thanks!

57. May I please have a copy of the battleship game? My email is jsaujon@yahoo.com
Thank you!

58. I would love a copy of place value battleship! Thank you for sharing. I am using a workshop model for math this year, so I am looking for lots of good activities for my fabulous 4th graders!! Have a great school year! My email is kmetzpatti@gmail.com

59. Would you please send me a copy of the place value battleship game?

theresa.jones@mnps.org

Thank you!

60. I would love to have a copy of place value battleship please!! I love it and think it will be great for stations!! Thanks for sharing!
bowermam@friscoisd.org

61. I would like a copy. email: stewartj4211@uwa.edu

1. all lower case in my email

62. I would love a copy of the battleship cards! Thanks, rreese@wcsd.k12.ca.us

63. I also would love a copy of your Battleship game! What a great idea! I am always looking for fun games to teach math. Thank you! mkuluras@gmail.com

64. I would love a copy of your battleship game. My email is jill@mcrighttech.com. This is gonna be a great tool for me this year. Thanks for posting.

65. Could I have a copy of Battleship? Such a great idea! Thanks
lindseymastain@gmail.com

66. I would love a copy of your cool Battleship Game and the Game Mat. My e-mail is traciehart@lowndes.k12.ga.us. Thanks for sharing!!

67. I would love a copy of the battleship game! lillie.forister@yahoo.com

68. I would love a copy of the place value battleship game. Thanks. Have a great school year. Ginapersiano@gmail.com

69. I would love a copy of the BattleShip game. Thanks so much for sharing. kdinkel@stroselions.net

70. I would love a copy of your battleship game as well! Thanks!
rachel.ostvig@canyonsdistrict.org

71. I would like a copy of your battleship game! Thank

72. I would love a copy of the place value Battleship game! Great teaching resource. Thank you so much!

bay9225@gmail.com

73. I love a copy of Battleship as well! Thank you!

rlee@columbia.k12.mo.us

74. I would love a copy of Battleship as well! Thank you!
lynnec7@frontier.com

75. Thank you for such a wonderful idea! I'm always looking for new ideas and games for my students. I would really love a copy of this if you don't mind! My email is jnaewalls@yahoo.com

76. I would love a copy of the battleship game. Super creative idea! hbarron@aisgz.org

77. I would love a copy of the Battle Ship game please. I am teaching 3rd grade math and science this year and am starting off with place value.

Thanks!
mdel64@bellsouth.net

78. If you get a chance, the battleship game looks like just what my class needs!
kedge@pvlearners.net

79. Hi. I would love a copy of the " Battleship game" and a copy of the 20 numbers for the "human value game".
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas with us.
tiwari.cussins@gmail.com

80. Wow! This looks like a great place value resouce. Would you please send me the battleship game and human value game. Thanks for sharing. swoolard99@hotmail.com

81. These games are AWESOME!!! I'm so excited to use them to help out with our place value confusions. I have 21 kids, so I think I'll just make bigger numbers, and we can still do half and half. :) May I please have a copy of the Battleship game? My email is lrenzelmann@cluth.org. Thanks!!

82. What great games! I would love a copy of the Battle Ship game. Thanks!
rebecca_pierce@ymail.com

83. Please send copy of battleship. Thanks!
erica02blue@yahoo.com

84. Can I have a copy of the battleship? Sknisle@yahoo.com....thanks so much!

85. May I please have a copy of the battleship? Thank you
roman.julia3@gmail.com

86. I would love a copy of the battleship! h2huffman@yahoo.com
THANK YOU!

87. I love, love , love this and would be honored if you sent me the battleship game!! my e-mail is polojock6mom@yahoo.com Thanks

88. I also think these games are fantastic and would LOVE LOVE LOVE a copy of them!!! My email is logginsg@bellsouth.net
Thank you so much for sharing!!

89. I would also love to use this game too! Please & thank you! nshu_07@yahoo.com

90. Great idea! Please add me to the list of those receiving battleship....kdkhill@gmail.com

91. Awesome ideas! May I please have a copy of the battleship game? amandacorinnestaton@gmail.com
Thank you!

92. May I please have a link to the battleship pages? Thank you so much! How FUN!
jcochrancc@olatheschools.org

93. Could you please send it to me? Thank you!!!

94. I would love the place value battleship!! nrsnyder12@gmail.com THANKS!

95. OOH I'd love a copy of this game.
mariacpt27@gmail.com

96. Can I get a copy of the battleship game as well? Thanks so much, great idea! kzerlang@sequoia.k12.ca.us

97. CAN I PLEASE GET A COPY OF THE BATTLESHIP GAME. I LOVE THE IDEA! shopaholic702@hotmail.com!

98. May I please have a copy of the battleship game?
Thank you!
lyonst@stjohns.k12.fl.us

99. I would love a copy of the place value battleship! Please send to jjkade11@cox.net

100. I would love a copy of the place value battleship....teeters.sk@hotmail.com

101. Awesome ideas!!
May I have a copy of the battleship game?

102. May I please have a copy of the Battleship Game?

amberlyholmes@gmail.com

Thanks!

103. I would love a copy of the Battleship game. Do you think it would be too difficult for 3rd graders? Bethfund@gmail.com

104. Would you please send me a copy of the battleship game? It's wonderful, thank you for sharing! jbachmann36@gmail.com

105. I would love a copy of the Battleship game. crhodes723@gmail.com Thank you so much- My third graders will love this!

106. Doing place value now. This is perfect. I think doing the human place value for rounding would be great too! Thanks for the ideas!!!

107. Hi! Great ideas, thanks for sharing! I would like a copy of the place value battleship.

emilytraficante@gmail.com

Thanks again for sharing!! This will be perfect review for my class!

108. May I have a copy of the battleship game? Do you also have directions that go with it?

Thanks,

Sara

sara.wycinsky@gmail.com

109. May I have a copy of the battleship game? Thanks! Heather
heather_tack@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

110. I would love a copy of the battleship game. Thank you! Ashley
milama@canoncityschools.org

111. I would love a copy of the battleship game. Thank you! Kwayalynn

1. kwayalynn@gmail.com

112. Hi!~ I just saw this on pinterest and LOVE it!! DO you still have a copy you can send electronically? I would love to use it this year! stephanieb@satx.rr.com

Have a great school year! :)

113. We're doing place value right now - would love to have the Battleship game cards! Thanks!
karen.carpenter@sumnerschools.org

114. I would love to have a copy of the Battleship game!! Please send to andudeck@gmail.com

Thanks!

116. Add me to your list of people who would love the battleship game. Please email me at brownt@orting.wednet.edu

Thanks
Terri Brown

117. Love your ideas and would love a copy of the place value battleship game.
Thanks,
Jeanne Ann jbruno@newhanover.k12.nj.us

1. Would also love a copy of the Battleship game!

Thanks,
Meredith

mcarver@anthonywayneschools.org

2. Love these ideas!!!!! Could you send me a copy of battleship??? coakley@mckasd.net

118. Love your games and would love to have a copy of the Battleship game! Can you send me a copy? janniehumphrey@sbcglobal.net

119. I would love to use the place value battleship game in my classroom! Can you send it to my email: lgcox@wsfcs.k12.nc.us ? Thank you so much!! L. Cox

120. I would love a copy of the place value battleship game! Can you send it to hkarlin@usd232.org? Thank you!

121. Great game idea, I would love a copy of the battle ship place value game. Thanks,
Cindy

c_bowser@marlingtonlocal.org

122. I would LOVE a copy of the PLACE VALUE BATTLESHIP GAME...it looks awesome!!! Thanks!!! morgan_jones@allenisd.org

123. I would love a copy of the place value battleship game as well! My email is kasey.hart@gmail.com. Thanks!!!

124. I would love a copy of the place value battleship game also! I think this might help my students to understand the concept. My email coachhowellfamily@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

125. I would love a copy of your battleship game! It looks awesome! Thanks!
bmiranda@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

126. I would also love a copy as well! You need to win a blog AWARD!!! Thanks!!!
vanessa.villareal@nisd.net

127. I'd love a copy of place value battleship! lindsaycribbs@gmail.com

128. I would love a copy of your place value battleship game!!!
llace@wynneschools.org

129. May I please have a copy of your battleship place value game? Steelesd@davie.k12.nc.us

130. I would love a copy of battle ship place value . andreagagnon@misdmail.org Thank you!

131. CAN I PLEASE GET A COPY OF THE BATTLESHIP GAME? YOUR IDEAS ARE AWESOME! MY EMAIL IS: NBREWER@NBSCHOOLS.NET

132. I, too, would love a copy of the Battleship game. My school email is mbrothers@wcs.k12.in.us
Thanks!

133. I would love a copy of the battleship game! My email is amy_rodriguez87@yahoo.com

Thank you!!

134. I would love a copy, too! jesseria7@gmail.com

135. I can't wait to play the human place value. I think I am going to add some zeros and have the students round as well. Some of them struggled with that. Thanks so much for the idea.
May I please have a copy of the battle ship place value game. penny.long@ocps.net

136. Battle ship game please!! :)) sooo fun! My email is jenna_capps@allenisd.org

137. These games seem so fun! Can you please send a copy to tjenkins@rusd.k12.ca.us Thanks so much!

138. I would love a copy of your place value battleship! I think the kids will love this!!! sgoldsberry@wsd.net

139. I would also love a copy of the Battleship game sheet, please. Please send it to ldeal@dalecountyboe.org

140. This sounds perfect for my inclusion class. I would like a copy of the Battleship game sent to leslie.perkins@manorisd.net. Thanks for sharing!

141. Thanks so much for sharing these games, they are excellent and I would love to use them in my classroom. If you are able to send a copy of the battleships materials to hsalthouse@yahoo.com, that would be fantastic. Thanks again, Helen

142. If you could send me a copy of the battleship materials I would really appreciate it. Thank You! :) Great ideas!! kdiven@wcboe.org

143. I would LOVE a copy of the battleship!!! This is great! My email is Kellifuentes@aol.com

144. These are great place value activities! Thanks so much for sharing! Like everyone else I would appreciate a copy of the battleship game. Thanks again for the fun idea! My email: smithjs06@sbcglobal.net

145. I'd love a copy of the place value battleship! Thank you.

Meghan
Learning and Teaching for Life
learningandteachingforlife@gmail.com

146. I would love to have a copy of the Battleship Place Value game. It is just what I need. Will you send me a copy to e.cassow@gmail.com? Thank you!

147. I am always looking for ways to work on a math concept in a fun way! Would you please email Battleship Place Value? Thanks for sharing!

148. I would love a copy of the Battleship Place Value Game. Please send it to jackieruchman50@gmail.com

149. I would love a copy of your wonderful place value mats please.
amafshar1@yahoo.com

150. Great ideas! I would luv a copy of the battleship game! mgreyna2@gmail.com
Thank you!

151. Both of your ideas are fabulous. I bet the kids love doing them. I would love a copy of the Battleship Game as well.
starla.davis@palmbeachschools.org

152. Can I have a copy of the battleship game? My email is twirler823@yahoo.com

153. Love your ideas! I would also like a copy of the Battleship Game if possible. Thanks so much for sharing! matsona@coxsackie-athens.org

154. I would love a copy of the Battleship Game. Working in a Title 1 school and my students are struggling with math. Thanks! schoolmom327@yahoo.com

155. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a copy of the battleship game. Thank you!!! marie.sapienza@gmail.com

156. I would greatly appreciate a copy of the battleship game. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

157. I would like a copy of your Batleship Game. It's a wonderful idea and I'm looking forward to using it in my class next week.
ctk43@aol.com

158. Thanks for sharing! May I have a copy of the game mat?? Jennacoxe@gmail.com
Thanks!

159. I am teaching 3rd grade math for the first time and would love a copy of the battleship!
mrhame@yahoo.com

thanks!

160. Love your ideas, I will definitely be using them in my classroom. I would love a copy of the Battleship Printable please email to kcerrato@mesquiteisd.org

161. What great ideas! I would love a copy of the battleship game if it is still available. Please send it to clarka@usd204.net

162. Could I please get a copy of the battleship placemat? tammie.edwards@fortbend.k12.tx.us

163. Could I have a copy of the battleship game? My email is emily.a.taylor1@gmail.com

164. I LOVE THIS BATTLESHIP GAME !!! I would be thankful for a copy. Thank you for your kindness and generous gift.

With gratitude,
Joanne B. McN. email: JBM5151@aol.com

165. Great ideas. Could I get a copy of the place value battleship please?
susanburke7082@gmail.com

166. You always have terrific resources! I would love a copy of your battle ship game! Jjennings@tooeleschools.org

Thank you for always supporting your fellow teachers!

167. I would love a copy!!! My kids would love this! Thank you mimihughes08@gmail.com

168. It's such a wonderful resource and God bless you for sharing these gems with other fellow teachers(: I would like to try this out with my pupils so if i could get a copy of the Place Values Battleship that would be much appreciated! my email is shai_97@hotmail.com Thanks!

169. Awesome idea! Please send me a copy of the battleship activity. Thanks.
bolaro@union.k12.mo.us

170. Please send me a copy of you battleship activity. Thanks for sharing! txwildflower025@yahoo.com

171. Great Great Ideas, I would love to try out the Battleship if you could send me a copy of the battleship activity. Thank you. Dluckie@rad.echalk.com

172. I would love to have a copy of the Battleship Game.

173. I would love a copy of the battleship game. I think it looks like fun! My email address is jessica.gunderson33@gmail.com. Thanks for the great ideas!

174. I would like to have a copy of your place value Battleship. My email address is davisjen@sitkaschools.org. Thanks!

175. I would LOVE a copy of place value battleship too please! My e-mail is jensaph_45@yahoo.com Thank you!

176. My class would love the place value battleship. Would you mind sharing with me? lisa.vanmeter@evsc.k12.in.us

177. My class would love a copy of your battleship place value. Could you send a copy to sunoakes21@aol.com? Thanks so much and great idea!

178. Could i please have a copy of the battleship game board? meganregier@gmail.com

179. I would a LOVE a copy of your Place Value Battleship! blackstockke@gmail.com Thanks!

180. The Place Value Battleship looks awesome! Could you send me a copy? jhart@waukesha.k12.wi.us Thank you!

181. Could you please send me a copy of Place Value Battleship?

182. I would love a copy of your place value battleship activity! Could you send it to: skulp@stpaulsgb.org
Thanks

183. Could you please send me a copy of the battleship? esherwin89@gmail.com

184. I would love a copy too, please. Thank you!
delthomps@gmail.com

185. I would also like a copy. Thank-you! crosscut@sympatico.ca

186. These are awesome ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them? Could I get a copy of Place Value Battleship as well? Thank you again!

1. tonie5@verizon.net

187. Could I please have a copy of the place value battle ship: pazithanson@hotmail.com

thank you!!

188. Me too! Me too! Love the battleship game!
Thanks! ou8124me2@hotmail.com

189. This is just what I was looking for! Could I have a copy of the game? Hope your school year is going well! jleger@hudson.k12.ma.us

190. Awesome ideas! Can you please send me a copy of the Battleship game? Thank you in advance! RobertVC@pwcs.edu