Place Value can be a difficult concept to teach. I created this game three years ago and have had wonderful results. This game teaches the concepts of place value and regrouping in a variety of contexts. Included are 4 versions of the Trade Up game. Version 1 uses shapes. Version 2 uses base 10 blocks *this mat can also be used to teach double digit addition, with and without regrouping. See instructions.* Versions 3 and 4 use coins.
Each player has his/her own mat. Players will need dice and manipulatives to go with whichever version of the game they are playing.
- Roll the dice.
-Place that many pieces in the right-hand column of your trade-up mat.
-Give the dice to your partner. He/she does the same thing on his/her mat.
-Continue until you have enough pieces in your right-hand column to regroup and “trade up” for a middle-column piece.
-The winner is whoever trades up for the number of items indicated in the left-hand column. ie) The winner of shape trade up is the first one to get 3 hexagons. Winner of base-10 trade up is the first to get 1 hundred. The winner of money trade up is the first to get $5.00.