**2 ideas**

for one of our math nights, i once counted our celing tiles and our floor tiles (before we had carpet). then one of my stations was to estimate how many of each of those there were--with a prize for closest!

one thing i do with my class when reviewing place value:

i have boards with rectangles and labels: thousands, hundreds, ones...(for the older kids you could make with decimals). and i have laminated cards with numbers i made 0-9. you could use deck of cards without the face cards. kids play against each other--taking one card from the upside-down faced deck. they have to decide where the number will go in order to make the largest (or smallest) number. so if i drew an 8, i would put it in the thousands column, and a 2 would go in the ones....you just can't move a card once you've placed it.