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Here's a low-preparation way to play a place value game with second graders. Partners place a "game board" (file folder) between them and use number cards (0-9) to fill in the hundreds, tens, and ones boxes on their side of the folder. Taking turns, scholars choose cards from the face-down deck, placing them in boxes to create the largest number they can. Once both partners have all three boxes filled, they compare values and the round is over. Challenge them to come up with the largest possible number from their deck. What is the smallest? There are assessment ideas to accompany this engaging activity.