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Lesson: Place Value Poker
Skills: Place value and addition skills
Grade Level: 2-5
This game is based on traditional poker.
1. Dealer deals 4 cards to each player (this is for numbers into the thousands- players can use more or fewer cards depending on desired place value)
2. Each player arranges his/her cards to make the highest possible number.
3. Each player may trade in up to two cards to try to make a greater number.
4. First player reads out his/her number in words. Then player #2 reads number. The player with the greater number wins the round.
If using a playing card deck remove all picture cards and 10's=0 aces=1