1st grade 1st grade Math 2nd grade 2nd grade math 3rd grade 3rd Grade Math FREE Printables Math math favorites Pirate Place Value

Pirate Place Value Game

Kids will have fun practicing adding and subtracting to different place values with this fun and FREE Pirate Place Value Game for first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade math.

FREE Printable Place Value Game - this pirate themed math game is afun way for teaching place value to 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. This place value practice helps students use mental math to add by tens, hundreds, and thousands. Perfect for math centers, extra practice, and summer learning for grade 1 math, grade 2 math, grade 3 math. #placevalue #freemathgame #education #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #homeschooling

Have you ever been around a person who can whip out an answers to math questions quicker than you can pick up a pencil? Maybe that accurately describes you, or maybe you are what I once was like and can only solve a math problem with a piece of paper and fingers…though a calculator was my preference.

Things have changed though, and it is because of one concept I learned as a teacher. A trait that helps people be successful at mental math is teaching place value.

This is such a fun clever math game that will make practicing adding and subtracting place value fun for grade 1 mathgrade 2 math, and grade 3 math.


Place Value Games

If a child or an adult has a good understanding of place value, they are more likely to be able to do mental math. They will probably be more efficient at addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division too.

I can tell that my 1st grader is beginning to develop an understanding of place value, and so we are ready for a place value games teaching place valueto stretch him some more.

super cute pirate themed Place Value Game for 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade math teaching place value

Free Printable Place Value Game

This place value games teaching place value is designed to help students mentally add or subtract 10, 100, or 1,000 to a given number. Start out by download the free printable pdf file at the bottom of the post, under the terms of use. Click on the text link that says >> Download << and you can print the game.

  • Three different game boards
    • First one works on adding and subtracting 1 and 10.
    • The second one focuses on adding and subtracting 1, 10, and 100.
    • The third game board allows children to practice adding and subtracting 1, 10, 100, and 1,000.
  • Record Sheet
    • This sheet allows the children to write down the equations they have made, and keep track of what number they are at. (picture of record sheet here)
  • Starting Numbers
    • These cards are drawn at the beginning of the game. They are simply a starting place and gives the students the number that they will add or subtract from on the first play.

Before the place value practice begins, you will need to round up some game markers, a die, and pencils. (You could also use dry erase markers and a sheet protector so you do not have to reprint the record sheet each time the game is played.)

place value worksheets

Place Value Activities

  1. To begin, players draw a starting number and record it on their record sheet.
  2. Then players take turn rolling the die and moving their marker up that many spaces.
  3. After each roll, players use the starting number and number they landed on to create an equation. This is recorded on their record sheet. The answer is the new starting number, and is written on the next line.
  4. If a player lands on a gold coin they may roll again and move forward.
  5. If the player lands on a pirate walking the plank, they roll again and move that many spaces backward.
  6. When both players have reached the end, the player with the highest total wins!

Place value is such an important concept and it deserves quality time. Quality time, doesn’t have to be pouring over worksheets though. Enjoy this free, fun game as one way to work on place value, and then check out some of these other great ideas to help make place value a priority in your classroom.

Place Value PB and J Activity for kids to practice math activity Ice Cream Place Value Matching Game place-value-printable-for-2nd-grade-math

Fun & FREE Place Value Games

Use the pirate math game to play practice with this Place Value Activities for grade 1 math, grade 2 math, grade 3 math

Download Pirate Place Value Game

Before you download your free pack you agree to the following:

  • This set is for personal and classroom use only.
  • This printable set may not be sold, hosted, reproduced, or stored on any other website or electronic retrieval system.
  • Graphics Purchased and used with permission from
  • All downloadable material provided on this blog is copyright protected.

>> Download Pirate Place Value Game <<

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

Leave a Comment