Place Value Roll

A fun place value game to help children represent two-digit numbers as tens and ones.


  • Ideal to use in numeracy group rotations or as an independent warm up activity.
  • Children roll a MAB ‘tens’ dice and a MAB ‘ones’ dice to identify a two-digit number. Children then represent the place value of the two-digit number by recording the number of tens and ones onto their worksheet.

How to use this teaching resource

  • Print, then individually cut and laminate each dice. Fold and fasten together to create a ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ MAB dice.
  • Print and laminate a class set of the worksheet. Provide students with a removable marker to record their two-digit numbers. Alternatively, print the worksheet to paste into each child’s workbook and ask the children complete the worksheet with a pencil.
  • Children roll both MAB dice, then identify the number of tens and ones rolled. Children record the place value of each number on their worksheet, then represent it as a two-digit number.
  • What would come next? – Provide children with two sets of MAB ‘ones’ dice to combine the number of ones and trade if necessary to calculate and represent their two-digit number.

Comments & Reviews

  • What does “MAB” mean?

    Comment by Laurie Lochner on September 1, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    • Hi Laurie,
      MAB stands for ‘multibase arithmetic blocks’ and are a type of base ten block. They help students learn basic arithmetic principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can see examples in our Base Ten Blocks Dice Activity here –

      Kind regards,

      Official comment by Emma Stuart on September 5, 2019 at 12:45 am

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