Do your students need more practice with counting coin combinations? Try a game! This coin toss game is easy to set up and your students will have fun while learning.
COIN TOSS GAME
Many students need a lot of opportunities to identify, sort, and count coins. This coin toss game will help your students practice these skills in a fun way and it can easily be differentiated for your students.
There are a few things your students will need to play this coin toss game.
- coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters)
- container to hold the coins
- Coin Toss Sorting Mat
- Coin Toss Results recording sheet
Coin Toss Game Directions
Place students into partnerships. Determine each child’s role (one is heads and the other is tails).
One student will gently shake the coin container and pour the coins onto the sorting mat. Both students will sort the coins into two groups: heads and tails. Each student will begin counting their assigned coins to determine the total value of their coins. For example: I have 3 dimes, 2 nickels, and 7 pennies on my side of the sorting mat. My total would be 47 cents, or $0.47.
Students will check each other’s work and when in agreement, students will record the data on the recording sheet. Students continue playing until the recording sheet is full or until time is up. The winner is the player who wins the most rounds of the game.
Note – you can place the recording sheet in a sheet protector or dry erase sleeve to save copies. Students will record their work with a dry erase marker. This allows students to play the game multiple times with only one game mat.
Ways to Differentiate the Game
Since students come with all skills and abilities, here are several ways you can differentiate this game:
- types of coins included
- amount of coins in the container
- adult to support students with playing the game
- counting the number of coins rather than the total amount
- determine whether the total amount of coins is odd or even
- find the difference between each partner’s coin values
- find the total value of all the coins
Want to try this game with your own students? Click the image below to download the game. I hope your students enjoy it!
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