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Friday, November 14, 2014

Race to $1.00

Another fun game that you might like to play at home with your family is Race to $1.00.  At this point in the year, we are not using quarters and dollars and are calling the game Coin Exchange. We will soon add both of those and begin calling it Race to $1.00 - perhaps your child is ready for those now - if so, go ahead and use them, that is differentiation. This is a fun way to practice exchanging coins and counting combinations of coins. Enjoy.

Race to $1.00

You need: a partner, collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and a dollar bill, two dice.

Players take turns rolling the dice and taking that many pennies. On their turn, players may exchange 5 pennies for a nickel, 10 pennies for a dime, 2 nickels for a dime, etc.

Play continues until one player has collected enough coins to exchange them for a dollar bill. To make the game easier, use only one die or choose a smaller amount (50 cents) as the winning amount. 
As you play ask your child: How much money do you have now? Who has more money? How much more?

No homework for the weekend. Enjoy some good books with your child.

IA (Integrated Arts)
Our IA next week is Music.

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