This is a game that can be played individually or with a large class. The aim is to make the biggest 4-digit number possible, using numbers rolled on a die. Students roll a die and have to decide whether to write the digit in the units, tens, hundreds or thousands column. Once they've written the digit, they can't move it. They roll again to get another digit to place, until they have a 4-digit number.
This is a way to help students learn about place value, and how the value of a digit can change, depending on where it's placed in the number. There's also an element of addition, adding three 4-digit numbers together. The game can be used relating to work on probability - where to place the digit depends on the likelihood of getting a bigger or smaller number on the next roll.
It's a fun game that the kids enjoy, and can be used as part of lessons on place value or probability, as a five-minute filler, or as an individual or group activity.
Includes a game sheet for students to use, plus Teacher's Notes, listing additional information and ideas for how to use the game.