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This is a great activity that incorporates math and literacy. You could use it during math centers or literacy centers. My students love comparing the value of their words and even names. You could extend the activity by asking them to add up the total value of their words as well, depending on their grade level/abilities.
Instead of a piece of paper, you could get the students to use a white board as well. It depends whether you want the work to be saved or not. If I don't, I just tell them to use a whiteboard instead of a piece of paper.
I allow them to use the play money/coins during this activity.