Give the kids place value blocks to make their name... have them calculate the value of their name. I am so doing this in our math journals this week! - Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: More Mudge and Place Value!
Place Value - How Much Is Your Initial Worth? For higher grade levels, use the full name or names of places. For an addition activity, have a child add his first name result to his last name result and use the manipulatives to self-check.