# Place Value with 'Little Rain Cloud'

**Mathematics skills covered**

#### Age 9-12

- Place Value
- 1’s, 10’s, 100’s, 1,000’s, 10’000’s, 100’000’s
- 0.1, 0.01. 1.0, 10.0
- Multiples

**How to play**

Little Rain Cloud is a single player, place value game that helps visually teach place value.

Grow a garden full of plants using the help of the Little Rain Clouds. Each cloud contains an amount of water which can be altered by changing a number’s place value. Each plant has a required amount of water it needs to grow. Match the water and see the plants grow.

Here's what to do:

- Read the plant(s) requirement(s)
- Alter the water in the cloud to fulfil the plants requirements
- The numbers attached to the clouds represent the water in the cloud
- The place value of these numbers can be changed
- Click and drag these numbers to alter their position
- Note: Numbers can be moved between clouds

- Click on the cloud’s face to water the plants
- If correct, watch the plant grow
- Repeat for the rest of the level

**Mathematical Thinking**

Little Rain Cloud focuses on teaching place value visually.

Each cloud has a water gauge which is a visual representation of the numbers value. Altering the place value of the numbers alters how much water the cloud has, which can visually be seen by the increase/ decrease in water in the gauge.

## Level | ## Title |

1 | 2 Digit Place Value |

2 | 3 Digit Place Value |

3 | 4 Digit Place Value |

4 | 2 Digit Place Value with static decimal point |

5 | 3 Digit Place Value with static decimal point |

6 | 4 Digit Place Value with static decimal point |

7 | 2 Digit Place Value with multiples |

8 | 2 Digit Place Value with multiples |

9 | 2 Digit Place Value with a moveable decimal point |

10 | 3 Digit Place Value with a moveable decimal point |

#### Scoring Information

### Score = Base score + Difficulty Bonus

**Base Score**

10 points for every plant correctly watered

**Difficulty Bonus**

Each level starts on easy difficulty and progresses up to extreme. Correctly answer 2 questions in a row to go up a difficulty and 2 wrong to do down a difficulty. (Correctly answering a question = correctly watering all plants on the screen)

A bonus of 500 points is awarded for correctly answering a question at a new difficulty level for the first time. Three bonuses of 500 are available.

**Scoring calculation**

| ## Bronze | ## Silver | ## Gold |

| 580 - 1099 points | 1100 - 1639 points | 1640+ points |