Monday, August 15, 2011

Learning about coins game

Penny, Nickel, Dime
Kindergarten-Grade 1

This game came from the US department of Education website. 

What You Need
  • Die
  • Pennies, nickels, dimes
What to Do
This is a good game to play with the family.
  • Have each player roll the die and say the number. Then give the player that number of pennies. Explain that each penny is worth one cent.
  • When a player gets five pennies, replace the pennies with a nickel. Explain that five pennies have the same value as one nickel—that is, five cents. When she gets five more pennies, replace the pennies and the nickel with a dime. Help her to see that the value of five pennies plus the value of a nickel (five cents) equals 10 cents, which is the value of a dime.
  • The first player to reach a set amount—25 or 50 cents, for example—wins.

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