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 Lesson: Place Value Poker Skills: Place value and addition skills Grade Level: 2-5 Materials: Deck of numeral cards or playing cards Score sheet (optional) Two players: This game is based on traditional poker. Procedure: 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 Optional Score Keeping The winner of the round finds the sum of the digits of his/her number and writes it on a score sheet. The player who has the highest point total after ten rounds is the winner.
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