Innovative
Classroom

Digit Place Game

Math Lesson Plan

Objectives
Students will learn the concept that each digit has its own unique place within the whole number.

Materials
chalkboard, chalk

Procedure

  1. Begin the activity similar in this manner:
    "We're going to play a game. I will pick a number and you will have to guess what it is. We are only going to be using 2-digit numbers. Who can give me an example of a 2-digit number?" Discuss responses. Discuss definition of "digit."
  2. Explain the game as follows:
    "I will pick a 2-digit number and you have to guess what it is. I am going to have a chart telling you how many correct digits were in your guess, and how many were in the right place. We will keep guessing numbers based on the previous responses until we get the right number. For example, pretend I chose the number 25, and one of you guessed 51. The chart would then look like this:"
    Number Digit Place
    51 1 0

  3. Continue with more examples, letting the children explain what to put on the chart. When you feel that the class understands, continue with the activity.
  4. Play the game as a whole group
  5. You also may want to let the students play in small groups.

Closure
Ask the students why each digit has to be in a certain place to make a number? Are 51 and 15 representing the same amount? Discuss how reversals aren't the same.

Evaluation
Were they able to play the game rationally? Could they explain why each digit has its own unique place?

More Lesson Plans

Digit Place Game
Painting Music
The Olympic Rings
Calculator Buying
Bridge Building
Perspectives in Writing
House of H
Homemade Ice Cream
Ones and Tens
Class Rap
Can You Sell Your Cereal?
Dancin’ Raisins
Where We Live
Crows and Cranes
National Anthems of the World
Day to Day Learning Guide
Cuisenaire Fractions
Pueblo Pottery
Picture This
Animal Alphabetizing
The Gettysburg Address
Predicting Story Outcome - June 29, 1999
Fact versus Opinion
MLK Internet Photo Timeline
The Missing Word
Class Ketchup
Where Do You Live?
Have We Always Had Jeans?
Cinderella Cinderella
Draw a Scientist
LogoWriter: Create a Square
Shoes: Practical vs. Fashionable
Polygons: Angles vs. Sides
Density
Melting Ice
Steal the Bacon
"Classville"
The African American Inventor
O’Keeffe’s Flowers
Makeshift Tambourines
Macaroni Pattern Necklaces
Map Your House
Assembly Line
One-difference Classification Train
What is the Bill of Rights?
Our National Symbol
Coming to America