Keep math fun, exciting and engaging. This game targets a skill that is often very difficult for students in first and second grades. It helps with the development of the student’s ability to count money (coins). This game allows math practice to be motivating as well as productive. The preparation time is extremely minimal for the teacher and the game format is simple for even the youngest students.
SKILLS TARGETED: LEVEL ONE targets counting coins that are all the same.
(2 to 30 players)
PREPARE THE GAME: To play game, you need to print out the deck of MONEY CALLING CARDS and at least one LOTTO GAME BOARD for each player. Each player will also need approximately 10 pennies or chips to mark their board.
Distribute a LOTTO GAME BOARD (which displays 9 different amounts of money) to each student.
Someone picks cards from the deck (it can be the teacher, or the players can take turns picking a card), and if any player has that amount of money on their board, they cover it with a penny or chip.
Choose one of the game options below. The winner is the first person to cover all their squares in one of the following predetermined patterns that you choose to use:
BLACKOUT LOTTO—All money squares must be covered to get LOTTO. This is the most common way to play LOTTO!
LINES LOTTO -Must get 3 in a row horizontally, diagonally OR vertically to make a line to get a LOTTO.
The winner calls out "LOTTO!"