Strike it Rich
Place Value Game with Dollar BillsThis differentiated game starts with tens and ones and moves to hundreds, tens, and ones. Students use place value to add, subtract, and compare. They can also write the numbers represented by their dollar bills on a standard, word, expanded form worksheet.
Students use a paper clip and pencil to spin. Then they take the number of bills shown on each spinner. When finished counting, the partners compare. Whoever has more keeps the bills.
There are several recording sheets / worksheets to support the game board. Once students have master comparing two digit and three digit numbers, they can move on to adding and subtracting.
My first graders loved this game. They got lots of practice counting by tens and ones. It really helped set a background for decomposing two digit numbers.
I also used this with second graders and third graders to practice adding and subtracting three digit numbers. They loved 'playing' with bills. Some of my intervention students who struggled with traditional written regrouping, excelled using bills as a manipulative. This set the stage for helping them connect written regrouping with trading groups of ten bills.
The game includes three sets of printable bills. You can print color, black and white, or simple paper saving bills (without pictures). You can also play this game with play money bills.
Count by tens. Count by hundreds. Compare two digit numbers. Compare three digit numbers. Add two digit numbers. Add three digit numbers. Subtract two digit numbers. Subtract three digit numbers.
**update on November 26, 2016** I added a new worksheet for standard, word, and expanded form. Students spin, take bills and write their number in the three forms.