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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Spin, Count, and Record--A Money Game
Here is a game my class absolutely LOVES! It is so easy! I use it to introduce how to count money. I use a spinner that I can write on and the overhead or digital camera and screen . (My school has two smartboards-housed in the media center.) Anyway, I begin just using pennies and nickels as direct instruction. Then, I transfer to math tub (group games) and last individual game. I proceed with pennies and dimes. Then, we use pennies, dimes, nickels. Last, we use pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.Of course, this takes several daysand/or weeks (depending on your class). Once, they understand how to play--It is "easy, breezy!" Students can count money before you know it. I have even used this game with kinders. Just add a spinner and money--Let the fun begin!