Engage your students with place value fun- JENGA STYLE! Join the craze! Paint the ends of your jenga sets and turn them into an awesome math game. This set focuses on place value (1s,10s,100s) using base ten blocks and standard algorithm. CCSS Aligned - I Can statements on every section!
Each activity sheet includes a sidebar of relevant notes on the concept being taught. Then there is a section of problems for each color jenga block.
*Write the multi-digit whole number in standard form using base 10 blocks* (10's and 100s)
*Draw a picture of the place value blocks that represent the numbers below. (Square = 100, line = 10, dot = 1)* (10's and 100's)
*Look at the number below. Then look at the place value blocks. If the numbers do not match, add the blocks that are needed to make the numbers the same.*
-student work page (2 sides): includes relevant math notes/vocabulary, problem sets, directions, and I can sentences.
-student work page with fill in the blank color spaces (in case your jenga set has different colors!)
Students will play game in groups of 3-5
1.Player “A” decides which colored block they would like to remove from the jenga tower.
2. The player will find the section on the paper that has the same color listed as the block chosen. Player “A” must complete the next available question in that section. As the player solves the problem, they need to verbally explain how they are solving the problem aloud.
3. If everyone in the group agrees with the answer, Player “A” will go check that their answer is correct (either with a teacher or the answer key).
4. If the answer is correct, Player “A” will remove the block from the jenga tower and the game will continue with the next player’s turn. If the answer is incorrect, Player “A” must erase their work and the next player will start their turn.
If the tower falls players can rebuild and continue the game.
If the players run out of questions for a specific color, they can choose to only pick available colors.
Inspired by: Teaching 3rd with Mr G (Jenga Talk)