The students will participate in an interactive activity that will strengthen place value and ordering numbers with four digits. The activity includes game cards, a recording sheet and place value mat. Both partner A and partner B will play with the same deck of cards (0-9 with three cards of each number). Each player will pull four one digit cards. Once the cards are pulled the students will select a number card that has one 4 digit number. The students will participate in rally coach to teach their partner how to arrange to numbers according to the place value. Rally Coach allows the students to only use their words and not their hands to describe the steps to ordering the numbers so their partner can use their hands. This activity can be used in small group for interventions, math centers or during the guided practice portion of a lesson.
**To increase the difficulty of the activity you can instruct students to make the largest or smallest number with the four digit numbers that were picked from the stack. The students can then order the three 4 digit numbers.
Recording sheet, number cards, number cards with 4 digit number and place value chart to organize game cards.