This place value egg carton game is so easy to make and is perfect for math centers or a "what can I do when I'm done?" activity. Plus it's a great way to recycle and reuse those egg cartons! I included many different options for playing the game that can be used in first through fourth grade. To play the game you just put the appropriate number of counters in the egg carton, close it and give it a shake. The counters will land on different numbers which can then be transfered into thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones using expanded notation. The first grade option focuses on identifying the tens and ones place of a number. For example: If the counter for the tens place lands on 3 it would be 30 plus whatever the ones counter landed on. The second grade option focuses on numbers up to the hundreds place. The third grade option focuses on numbers up to the thousands place and the fourth grade option focuses on regrouping thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones to identify the correct number. This is very helpful in aiding students with regrouping as they learn and practice the traditional algorithm for addition and subtraction, which is required in fourth grade based on the CCSS. Of course, depending on the level of your studnets, you could use all four options in your current classroom.
This game is great for helping align your current place value curriculum with the new CCSS and provides additional practice with place value in a fun and entertaining way!
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