Watch, Think, Color! Students watch the board, think about the clues to figure out the number, and color the spot indicated. When they are finished, they have made a cute picture. In this version of the game, numbers are displayed as place value. Non-standard units include presents as ones and piles of presents as tens. Students must translate presents into numbers and color the corresponding number on their chart. There is a slide at the beginning of the game to teach kids how to play. Check for other versions of the game focusing on reading number words, counting coins, and expanded notation.
This game gets the whole class focused on the activity. They get so sucked into the game, they don't realize they are practicing math skills! Slides change automatically! This game lasts approximately ten minutes. That gives you a chance to grade papers, check email, write a note to a parent, do whatever you need to do! Your class is actively engaged and learning while you can get some work done!
Students will need a hundreds chart to play this game. You can download it for free in my store or print some from the slides in the game!