Place Value: Activity/Game (Steal the Bacon with Mental Math)
2nd Grade• Game
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Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
Skills: Values of Digits in the 100s, 10s, and 1s Places and Mental Math - Place Value
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: white or chalk board eraser, or item of similar size, clipboard with paper that has numbers of half of the student class count written down the left side (if there are 28 students, write #’s 10-23)
Printable Resources: None
Lesson Plan Description
Second grade math game addressing Place Value Through the 100s Place. Students will use their knowledge of place value for two and three digit numbers. Students will play Steal the Bacon to demonstrate their understanding. It is optimal to play this game outside or in an indoor area with some space (If playing in a classroom, some desks may need to be moved). Students will be split into two teams, and will be stand on opposite sides facing each other. Each student on a team will be assigned a two-digit number; one person on the opposite team will have the same number. In between the two teams, a chalkboard eraser or something of similar size will be placed – this will be the bacon. The teacher will call out a number, but not directly! He/she will describe it using ones/tens.
**The content of this game is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Place Value Through the Hundreds Place. Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicated content.