Hi everyone! My name is Chloe and my mom is Andrea. We love playing games and I love learning about math and money! Be sure to take time to learn this fun money-counting game called “Roll for $1.00.”
Submitted By Andrea Pullan
As an educator, I have a great passion for sharing activities that help build children’s number sense in order for them to be ready for real world situations. We want children to be flexible with numbers and be able to manipulate numbers in different situations. We need to prepare our children to be able to make financial decisions in the future to be success- ful adults. Young children need to be exposed to real money and learn about the value of each coin and dollar. One way to help children learn about money is through playing games and having conversations. Over the next several issues, we hope to provide games and other learning ideas to help build solid money skills for your children! I hope you enjoy “Chloe’s Money Tips for Kids!”
Roll for $1.00
Players take turns rolling a die, assigning the rolled number a value of penny or dime, and collecting that number of pennies or dimes. When players accumulate enough pennies to equate a dime, they must exchange their pennies for a dime. The objective of the game is to form a collection of pennies and dimes that totals exactly or as close to $1.00 as possible but does not go over $1.00. A round consists of each player having seven turns (rolls).
- Six-sided Die (labeled 1-6)
- 30 pennies and 20 dimes
- Game Board (can be just written on paper)
1. Decide who is Player 1 and who is Player 2.
2. Player 1 rolls the die, decides whether the number rolled represents pennies or dimes, and places the corresponding number of coins in the appropriate space on the game board.
3. Player 2 rolls the die, decides whether the number rolled represents pennies or dimes, and places the corresponding number of coins in the appropriate space on her game board.
4. Players continue to take turns rolling the die and assigning a penny or dime value to the roll. When players have ten or more pennies, they must exchange their pennies for a dime. The dime can be placed in any space on the game board in the Dimes column.
5. The game is over after each player has taken seven rolls. Players total their coins. The winner is the player who has exactly or the closest to $1.00 (but not more!). Players who go over $1.00 are out.