Friday, April 5, 2013

Race To A Dollar! {Counting Coins Freebie!}

I saw a coin counting idea in a really old issue of the Mailbox Magazine and knew that I wanted to create a similar game for my kiddos! I'm sharing it with you today FOR FREE! Woohoo!!

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Back to counting coins...

The game involves identifying and adding coins to one dollar and can be supported with all kinds of manipulatives!! You could use this game in a math station, for individual practice (adapted), or as a bit of partner fun!

To Play:
Students will use a pencil and paperclip to create the spinner. Taking turns, students will spin the paperclip and add the new coins to their current total. The goal is to be the first player to make one dollar! Watch out, though--if a little lands on the "Start Over" space, they must begin back at $0.00. Bummer!!

Here is what you'll need:
Blank Paper 

The blank paper is to be used as a recording sheet. To save paper and the environment (hey Earth day!), kids could use a white board and dry erase marker, or even a dry erase marker and their desk!
(If you choose to go the desk+marker route, you will be a superstar.)

Here are optional materials that would be really great/beneficial/supportive/etc to use:
Coins--play or real, to collect as they land on various amounts
Hundreds board--if addition is a struggle, they could color in the value of collected coins

To download the freebie from TpT, click the picture below!

If you download the freebie, please leave me some feedback!!
I'd love to know what you and your kiddos think. 
Really really.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday, teacher friends!!


  1. Thanks for this freebie, Erin. It will come in handy for my math workshop. Drop by my blog and "see" me when you have time.


    1. Thank you for stopping by, Dr. Steeley!! I'm excited to head over to your blog! I LOVE the name!! :)



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