Comparing numbers is an important skill for developing number sense and logical thinking. Mastery builds a strong foundation for later mathematical success.
Materials Needed: Place value dice (100s, 10s, and 1s) and 1 blue marker
Materials Provided: Battle game boards all requiring use of >, =, or < symbols and 8 variations of game boards calling for students to write the highest and lowest numbers rolled in expanded form or with place value pictures and then adding or subtracting those numbers.
1. Copy selected game board. Each player needs his/her own.
2. Players take turns rolling the 3 place value dice, writing the numbers rolled on the sheet, and recording >, =, or <.
3. Each player circles the highest and lowest number that he/she rolled and writes the numbers in expanded form or draws a place value picture (depending on game board).
4. Players add/subtract (depending on game board) the highest/lowest numbers, and player with the highest/lowest (depending on game board) sum/difference (again depending on game board) wins the battle.