Since the demise of the corner store and penny candy, it seems first graders have lost their ability to identify coin images and values. Candy is sold in bulk at large discount chains, and even the tooth fairy leaves dollars instead of dimes or quarters! This game provides an opportunity for those much-needed multiple exposures to coin images and values in the context having fun. Designed for Massachusetts common core standard 1.MD.MA.5: Identify coins and their values, this packet also includes a cut and paste performance assessment task for a quick pre and post proficiency check.
Teach in small group, then use as a center. My students use the game when they've completed work. It is painful to watch the first few rounds, but once students become familiar with the coins (which is the objective), play becomes much faster and enjoyable. It works!
Kiddo tested and kiddo approved!