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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

Once rounding has been introduced to your child, this dice game serves as good practice for rounding to various place values. For third graders, stick to just rounding to tens and hundreds (a bit easier for them to visualize), and for fourth graders…

This is a great game for building familiarity with the hundred chart and recognizing patterns within the chart and our number system. Challenge your child to use these patterns as they add or subtract on the chart…

This card game is a great opportunity for kids to practice comparing the ones-place, tens-place, hundreds-place, and as high up as you’d like! You can even get in some extra subtraction practice with…

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Charlie and Lola are getting ready to head to the store with their mom, where they will get to pick out one thing for themselves. As the two of them are getting ready, walking to the store, picking out their special treats, and walking home they encounter math all along the way. Lola is nine minutes late getting ready, the two of them count objects like ladybugs and steps, and Lola gives away her stickers as she heads home…

In Guess My Number, players use math vocabulary to ask yes or no questions in order to determine a secret number. There are many ways to differentiate this math card game according to your child’s ability, using vocabulary and understanding of place value at their level.

In Get to Ten, players draw cards and use their values to create multiplication problems, aiming for the highest product. This is a great game for understanding place value in multiplication, since your child has to think about making the largest possible product.

This is a great game for practicing adding decimals while also thinking about the place values involved. The object of the game is to create whole numbers and decimals in order to get close to or reach 500 without exceeding it.

Close to One Hundred is a great game for second and third graders, helping children practice double-digit addition with special emphasis on understanding place value. The object of the game is to make a two-digit addition problem that comes as close to one hundred as possible.

Close to Zero is a great game for second graders or third graders. It helps children practice double-digit subtraction with special emphasis on understanding place value. The object of the game is to make a two-digit subtraction problem that comes as close to zero as possible.

500 Shakedown is a fun way to practice subtraction (and a bit of addition) while also demonstrating an understanding of place value through the hundreds place or beyond.

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