Trying to figure out how to pass the time during this four day weekend? Not used to having kids running around for two extra days? Well, throw them in front of the computer and play some math money games. If throwing doesn’t work, then just have them walk to the computer, sit down, and play some math money games. We spent last week studying money, focusing on coins. As we are entering into our second week studying money, a lot of students still need help with understanding the value and adding coins.

Here are some fun, free, and educational games that focus on coins.

http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/games/peterpigs/
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/matching/memoryMath_coins_level1.htm
http://www.smartygames.com/igre/math/learnMoney.html
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/counting_money/
http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/math/practice/gr1/CHAPTER8/counting%20coins/0108.htm
http://www.abcya.com/counting_money.htm
http://fen.com/studentactivities/Piggybank/piggybank.html
http://www.cookie.com/kids/games/counting-coins.html

Let me know if you have any questions or trouble with the links.

If online games do not sound appealing, take out a pocket full of coins and practice counting money. Have the students identify the coins and ask about their value. If you notice your student is having trouble adding the coins, practice skip counting by 5’s and 10’s. Enjoy the long weekend.

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