Number Sense and Place Value

Number Sense and Place Value

Have a go at these activities which will help you get to grips with one of the main ideas about place value - that is knowing how important the position of a digit is in a number.

Two-digit Targets 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?

Largest Even 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?

Five Steps to 50 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

6 Beads 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

That Number Square! 

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:
Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?