Students turn their coin tosses into “cash” for their team.
money, coin toss, coin value, value, team game
Game Board Ideas
For this activity, you will need to create a game board at which students will toss their coins. Make it easy on yourself by using one of these simple ideas.
Arrange students into four or five teams and have each team line up.
Continue the game until all students on all teams have tossed their coins, figured the value of their toss, and added that value to the value of previous team members’ tosses. The team with the highest total is declared the winners.
On Their Own...
Students might create their own game boards and play the game among friends. They can do that by using cardboard egg cartons and randomly numbering the 12 egg compartments from 1 to 10; the two remaining egg sections will remain numberless.
As the game is played, each student can use pencil and paper to keep track of the value of each student’s coin tosses. Check students’ math.
Lesson Plan Source
MATHEMATICS: Number and Operations
GRADES 3 – 5
NM-NUM.3-5.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.3-5.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES 6 – 8
NM-NUM.6-8.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.6-8.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
MATHEMATICS: Measurement (Money)
GRADES 3 - 5
NM-MEA.3-5.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.3-5.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements GRADES 6 - 8
NM-MEA.6-8.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.6-8.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
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