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Place Value Quick Shot
Pros: Practice in two- and three-digit place value and expanded notation is presented in an engaging manner, and winning virtual prizes keep kids coming back.
Cons: While the game offers three levels of play, it is just one activity.
Bottom Line: This fast-paced and fun basketball game gives players practice with place value up to three digits.
Teachers can use Place Value Quick Shots for individual student practice, either for students who are advanced and need a challenge or for those who need remediation or extra practice. The game will also run on interactive whiteboards for whole-class practice or review. The pre-game and post-game assessments are helpful, and the game allows numerous save files to keep track of each student's progress.
Place Value Quick Shot is an interactive computer game that provides players with practice in place value up to three digits. The learning takes place within a fun, arcade-style basketball game. Players can choose from three difficulty levels (two-digit, three-digit, and expanded notation). There are timed rounds in which players look at the representation of the number and choose the basketball with the correct value. The more you get right, the more points you earn. The game offers a nice reward system that allows students to redeem their points earned for virtual prizes.
The math skills in Place Value Quick Shot are appropriate for the age range and are baked into the game experience. Students will enjoy the gaming atmosphere, and skills learned can be transferred to other outside tasks. There's a Score Report screen where players can see how much they've played and how successful they've been. There are also printable pre- and post-assessments that can be given to students.