The Making Money Math Game
is intended to provide students with a chance to practice making varying money amounts. Students use Canadian money for this game. This game has students in Grades 2 - 4 make money amounts from $1.00 to $10.00.
How is the game played?
The rules of the game are as follows: Give each player 5 coin cards. Place the rest of the cards face down in a pile. Have each player choose a money amount to represent card from the pile. Player 1 begins by choosing a card from the top of the coin card pile. If they want to keep the card, they must get rid of one coin card from their hand. If they do not want to keep the card, they will place the card in the “discard” pile. Player 2 takes their turn. If the player wants to take a card from the discard pile they can, but they must get rid of one card from their hand. If they want to pick a card from the coin card pile, they will take the top card. If they want to keep the card, they must get rid of one coin card from their hand. If they do not want to keep the card, they will place the card in the “discard” pile. Once you have made a money amount, place the cards that make up the money amount to the side. Choose another making money amount card and continue with the game. Once all cards have been used, the game is over and the player with the most or closest amount to the amount they were to make wins.
How is the game assembled?
To assemble the game, print off and laminate the instruction sheets. These instructions will accompany the game cards. Print, laminate and cut the making money cards out. You can number the cards on the back if you wish, or have students sort the cards themselves. Students will be splitting the cards into two sets.
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