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Playing a money counting game

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Students practice counting money by playing a game where they take turns earning money and paying someone for a job.

Big idea

Knowing how to count money helps you keep track of what you earn and spend.

Essential questions

  • How can I make sure I’m getting paid what I earned?
  • How can I make sure I’m correctly paying someone what they earned?

Objectives

  • Practice counting money
  • Begin to understand the concepts of earning and spending

What students will do

  • Work in pairs to play a game where students take turns earning money and paying someone for a job.
  • Practice counting money.
  • Reflect on what they’ve learned about counting money.

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Teacher guide

Playing a money counting game (guide)

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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