This activity is fun. My students had a blast. Normally I deal with technology, but I like to throw in some hands on activities. This activity will teach students about mining using cookies. It does not have to be just about gold. It also covers math and writing checks as an added bonus. It's pretty basic but kept my students busy for a long time and they were very competitive in a fun way. We gave acknowledgements both for the most nuggets and biggest nuggets mined.