Play a game of war while practicing your money counting skills and earning prizes! Cards can also be used in a variety of ways from homework practice, whole class teaching, centers, and individual practice.
Includes 78 cards color coded into 4 skill levels with answer cards, 30 prize cards, and student answer sheets. (40 pages)
Print cards with the picture answers on the back. Cut and laminate. Students try counting on their own, then flip it over to see if they are right. If they got it wrong they can follow the back and figure out what their mistake was. This would make a good math center.
Prize cards: these are for motivating students by making it a game. At this age they are happy to pretend that they are really winning the item on the card. The bonus with the prize cards is that they are labeled. Throw a little reading practice in while you are at it.
Cards are color coded by level to make it easy to sort them, and practice right where students are. Starting with counting one type of coin, then building up to combine all four.
Blue cards: counting pennies, dimes and nickels alone, and combining dimes with pennies, and nickels with pennies.
Green cards: counting quarters alone, quarters with dimes and quarters with nickels
Purple cards: focus on combining dimes, nickels and pennies, (some review cards too.)
Red cards: combine all: quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies
During class you can have students work in pairs, taking turns counting and checking their answers. I like this because more students are getting more practice at the same time. Not to mention it focuses my space cadets who don’t pay much attention when an individual is counting money displayed on the board.
Practice at home. Permission to email this file to parents for practice for your students IS allowed. It just cannot be shared with other teachers. If students are struggling ask their parents to print their own copies to practice for homework.