## Order it!

A game for 2 or more players

This is a very quick game which gives practise of ordering numbers. The numbers to be ordered should be chosen from a range which gives the specific practise required.

### You will need:

• 20 pegs with appropriate numbers written on.
• A rectangular box or lid with 7 equally spaced markings on each longer side
• ### How to play

Ensure that players know what the smallest and largest numbers on the pegs are. Decide whether pegs need to be placed in ascending or descending order to win.

Place the box/lid so that the longer sides (with markings) face each player. Put the pegs into it so that the numbers are face down.

Each player takes a random peg and places it on their left most mark. Players continue to take and place 5 more pegs one at a time, placing each on the next spot. This will leave one empty spot on the right.

Players then take turns to move one of their pegs onto a vacant marked spot.

The first player to have ordered their numbers correctly wins. The numbers don’t have to be consecutive and it doesn’t matter where the empty space is.

### Variations

• Use a range of decimal numbers
• Use numbers from -10 to 10
• Use multiples of a number (e.g. 25, 50, 75 etc)
• Use unit fractions
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