In Between

Ages: 5 years old an up
Players: 3 or more players
Materials:  Deck of cards, and poker chips
Skill Practice: Concepts of higher, lower, between, estimating probabilities, and number order

Goals:  To estimate that the numerical value of the 3rd card dealt will be in between the value of the two cards already on display.

Set up:

  1. 1 player is designated as the dealer and does not get cards.
  2. Players take turns as dealer
  3. The dealer passes out 2 cards to each player face up

Rules for play:

  1. After the players receive their cards, the players decided whether the next card dealt will be in between the two cards dealt face up.
  2. If a player decides there is a high chance that the next card will be in between the two cards, the player places a high bet.
  3. If a player decides there is a low chance that the next card dealt will be in between the two cards, place player places a small bet.
  4. The players use the number of poker chips to show how confident they are regarding their decision.
  5. A player may fold or withdraw from the round if they feel that there is no chance at winning the hand.
  6. The dealer passes out the third card to each player.  If the player bet correctly, the dealer pays the player the amount of the player’s bet.  If the player lost the bet, the player plays the dealer the amount of the bet.
  7. The winner of the games is the player who collects the most poker chips.