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:

  1. Read the plant(s) requirement(s)
  2. Alter the water in the cloud to fulfil the plants requirements
    1. The numbers attached to the clouds represent the water in the cloud
    2. The place value of these numbers can be changed
    3. Click and drag these numbers to alter their position
    4. Note: Numbers can be moved between clouds
  3. Click on the cloud’s face to water the plants
  4. If correct, watch the plant grow
  5. 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. 




2 Digit Place Value


3 Digit Place Value


4 Digit Place Value


2 Digit Place Value with static decimal point


3 Digit Place Value with static decimal point


4 Digit Place Value with static decimal point


2 Digit Place Value with multiples


2 Digit Place Value with multiples


2 Digit Place Value with a moveable decimal point


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






580 - 1099 points

1100 - 1639 points

1640+ points

Learn how to assign a game activity here.

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