It's Time For Place Value

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all having a wonderful week! Our math focus this week has been place value and we thought we'd share some freebies with you all. Place value is an ongoing focus during our calendar time and our students are familiar with counting straws and base 10 rods and bits, but this week place value has also been a focus throughout our math lessons.
Race to 50 is a game our first graders really enjoy. This is a 2 player game and each person gets one worksheet and the partners share a spinner. Player 1 spins and records their number on a 10's frame and writes how many 10's and 1's, and the total. See the example below.
Here I spun a 4. So beginning from left to right, I filled in 4 dots on my 10's frame and then wrote how many 10's (I didn't have any filled yet) and 1's I that I had, and my total. Then player 2 spins and records their number on their worksheet. Next player 1 spins again and records their number by adding it to their total. See my second spin below.
Next I spun a 9. So I filled in 6 dots on the first 10's frame and then filled in 3 more on the next 10's frame. Then I wrote how many 10's and 1's I had, and my total.
The object of the game is to be the first person to reach 50 by having
all five 10's frames filled in.
Our first graders had so much fun! On the first day we played this game as the class against the teacher, then the second day the students played with a partner. They had so much fun!
If you'd like a copy of the worksheet and spinner just click HERE!

Keeping the focus on place value and 10's frames, we made a few worksheets that we used as masters, filled in our own dots, and copied the worksheets for our students. We've used these worksheets during morning work and we've also sent them home for homework.

If you'd like your own copy, we would love to share with you all! Just click HERE to download.
Simply fill in the 10's frames and copy!

Do you use a behavior clip chart system like the one we talked about in this post? Stay tuned later this week for a helpful tip and a freebie to go with this system.
Have a wonderful rest of your week!


  1. What cute ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    ❃ Ann Marie
    ABCs and 123s 4 me

  2. value is a tough nut to crack! lol
    Thanks for sharing this!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. You're welcome! Thanks for the sweet comments :)

  4. Thank you!! Place value is always tricky and this is a great way for students to work on it!

  5. Thank you for the game! My kids will love it!

  6. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate all the hard work you put into making these.

  7. Awesome place value games, thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Thank you for the Spin for 50 game. My Title 1 students will love it!