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I Have, Who Has? - Coin Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 2

Practice counting a collection of coins with this set of “I Have, Who Has” game cards.

Practice Counting Coins With Our “I Have Who Has” Game

Make coin-counting a team activity for your students!

Through this activity, students will show they can count a collection of coins up to $1.

To play, each student gets a card. They will listen for the amount on their card, and when they hear it, they read their card, passing the turn to another player. Play continues until the last card in the set is read.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by using the fishbowl method before playing: a small group sits in the middle, encircled by their classmates, and models the activity for the students to see. 

It’s also helpful to pre-teach coin value and counting skills. Additionally, allow students to use an anchor chart or classroom poster to help them remember coin values.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge fast finishers to think of how much money they would need to have $1.

More Ways to Use Our “I Have Who Has” Game

We created this resource as a whole-class practice activity to use with your students. You can also use this game to reinforce counting coins in the following ways: 

🛴 Scoot Activity

Place the cards around the room and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

👋 Exit Ticket

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in each corner and place them on a binder ring. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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