This is a U.S. Money I have... Who has? Game to help students learn to identify coins and count money $1 and under. This money activity features 42 cards in total (each card features a different sum of mixed coins).
2nd Grade Common Core Reference
CC.2.MD.8 - Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
Instructions (Included in Download):
There is a teacher answer key included that will show what the proper sequence of the game should be. To play the game, distribute the cards among the students involved.
The student with that first card (start) reads both the “I have...” and “Who has..?” parts out loud. Then, the next student that has the card that matches the "Who has..?" description that was read aloud will read their "I have..." and "Who has..?" parts. The game is played until all cards have been read (finish). The game can be played as a center or as a class depending on class size. Additionally, it can be played by a single student by spreading all of the cards out and working their way through one by one.
counting mixed coins, coin identifications
Educator Testimonial and Tips/Suggestions for this Counting Money Game:
"The playing cards are great. Bright and colorful, the letter fonts are fun and clear and the coins easy to identify. I like Jason's suggestions on how to use as a class, station, or an individual activity. This will be a great to use for speaking activities with my entering level ELLs and all ELLs with low reading levels since the sentences are repetitive. Additionally, the game is so fun to play. This game can be played over and over throughout the year! After we have played the game a few times as a class, I will team up the students with a partner. I give the partners cards with only the numeric value. The partners then select a combinations of play coins to equal the amount on the card. (The coins are placed into little plastic baggies.) After I check for correctness, the partners must select the playing card with the equal value. Then we play the game orally as a class activity. This is a great way to show different combinations of coins can equal the same value. This is great fun for my students."