If your students like playing “War” card games, they’ll love TOP TRUMP MONEY WAR$. You’ll love it too, because with each card drawn students calculate and compare the value of combinations of coins, expressed in 4 different ways - coin pictures, cents (in numbers), cents (in words), coins (written words)
To prepare: Print out the cards and laminate. Cut the cards apart. That’s it!
To play, shuffle the cards and divide evenly among players in face down piles. 2-3 students can play. Players take turns flipping over their top card first. That student determines the money expression with the highest value on their card, and calls out the color/category of that value (red, green, blue or coins).The other players turn over their top card and check their coin value for that category. The player with the greatest value wins the cards from that round. He/she places the cards in their win pile.In the event of a tie, players play another round with new cards and the winner of that round wins the cards from both rounds. When all the cards have been played, the student with the most cards wins the game.
Extend the game by having players place the cards they win at the bottom of their draw pile, and playing until one player wins all the cards.
Have all players determine the greatest value on their card. Players then compare the selected values, regardless of the way it is expressed.