“I spy a number” super hero addition is a great math activity where students will use deductive reasoning and knowledge of place value to find a target number. This is a great activity for small groups or math centers. It is intended for a two player activity.
It come with instructions for the teacher, instructions for the students, two different place value papers, one labeled 0-99 for practicing the 10’s place value and the other one 100-999 for practicing your hundreds. It also comes with two “secret number” page that you should print off front to back. Not only will your students love the super hero theme, they will love trying to guess their partners place value.
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:
100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens — called a "hundred."
The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).