What You Need:
- Deck of cards (Remove face cards, tens and Jokers)
What You Do:
- Each player should create her own scorecard on a horizontal sheet of paper. Divide the paper into 5 columns, with a decimal point after the third column. At the top of each column write the following in order from left to right: Hundreds, Tens, Ones (decimal point), Tenths, Hundredths.
- Have your child shuffle the deck and deal 5 cards to each player, placing them face down.
- When you say, "Go!" players flip their cards over and arrange them in order to create the largest number possible.
- When finished, players should compare cards. The player who has the largest number wins a point. If the results are equal, each player receives a point.
- Have the players record their numbers on the place value mat.
- Whoever has the highest score after the fifth round wins!
Variations: Play the game again. This time, have two players try to create the lowest number possible.
Helpful Tip: For younger players, remove the decimal point from the place value mat.