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Rolling for Cash - Counting Coins Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Use addition and skip counting skills to count coins with a customizable money game.

💰 Practice Counting Coins With a Money Game

If you are looking for a simple and effective way to practice coin counting, look no further! Rolling for Cash is a game that gives students the opportunity to practice counting one, two, three, or four types of coins.

To play:

  1. Cut and glue the desired coins onto the die template. 
  2. Place a collection of plastic coins in the middle of the group for students to use.
  3. Determine the amount of money needed to win the game and write it on the board or a piece of paper for the group to see. 
  4. Students will take turns rolling the die, collecting the coins, and counting their change. The first person to reach the predetermined amount of money wins!

Through this activity, students will show they can use addition and skip counting skills to count a collection of coins.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

In addition to individual student work time, use this money game to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

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 limiting the number of coins put on the die. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, add 4 different coins to the die and set a timer to reach the desired amount of money.

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 color or black and white PDF version of this resource. 

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

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