Year 5 Number and place value Return to Primary Maths Resources
The children could write numbers on their whiteboards and then make them 10, 100, 1000 times larger.
You could use a pendulum (easily made from three multilink cubes and a (long) piece of string) to mark time while children practise counting on or back in steps of different 10, 100, 1000 and 1million from and to a given number e.g. from 75 to 175/1075/10 075 etc. You could also do this for tenths, hundredths and thousandths.
You could use a counting stick and count forwards and backwards in steps of thousandths, hundredths, tenths 10 100 1000 etc. You could start by telling them that zero is at one end and for example 10 000 at the other. The children then need to work out what equal steps they need to count in to get from one end to the other. Be sure to jump around the counting stick to keep the children on their toes!
You could ask questions as if the counting stick was a number line; for example, what would go on this division what about half way between each end?