click here for a printable PDF of this lesson plan Lesson: Progressive Place Value Materials: Discussion:
Activity: 1. First player draws a numeral card, stands in front of the classroom, and says number. For example:
2. Second player draws a card and stands to the right of the first player. The two players must say their number correctly. For example if the first player drew a 7 and the second player draws a 6, first player would now say "seventy" and the second player would say, "six."
3. Third player draws a card and stands to the right again. ie: if 3 rd player draws a five they make the number: Seven hundred sixty five
First player now has to say, "seven hundred," second player says "sixty," and third says, "five." Repeat to as high a place value as is appropriate for your students. Extensions: Play with two teams and have players race to rearrange themselves to make greatest/smallest or even/odd numbers, etc. 
