April 18, 2012

Guess the Coins {Printable} Math Game


Welcome to Day 3 of 10 Days of Math Games & Activities! For the next seven weekdays I will continue sharing lots of fun, hands-on math games and activities to utilize with your children or students! Today’s game, Guess the Coins, provides a fun way to practice counting and using different denominations of money. Plus it involves a little critical thinking!

Guess the Coins: Printable Math Game

Materials Needed:

1) Lots of Coins (I like to use real coins, but you could also use pretend coins.)

2) Guess the Coins printable (included in the file)


Print one of the Guess the Coins printables. There are three different styles to choose from based on the child’s proficiency with money.

Guess the Coins: Printable Math Game

Laminate or slide into a page protector for durability and repeated usage. One player picks out a set of coins that totals less than $1 without letting the other players see.

Coins for Guess the Coins Math Game

The player tells the others the total number of coins selected AND the total value of the coins selected. The information is recorded at the top of the page so that the other players can use it as a reference during the activity.

Guess the Coins: Printable Math Game

Now the critical thinking begins! The first player to correctly guess which coins were selected and place them on the page wins the round. (FYI: Players ARE aloud to use coins to try to figure out what coins were selected.) 

Guess the Coins: Printable Math Game

Continue playing as many rounds as you would like. Each round a new player takes turns selecting coins while the others guess…unless you prefer to be the sole coin selector so that the children get all the critical thinking practice!

Download the Guess the Coins Game

This post is part of the 10 Days of…Series hosted by the iHomeschool Network!

10 Days of Math Games & Activities

Day 1: Making Equations {Addition & Subtraction} Math Game

Day 2: Number Line Addition & Subtraction Math Game

Day 3: Guess the Coins Math Game

Day 4: Roll Hundreds & Roll Thousands {Place Value Math Game}

Day 5: Living Math Books: Reading as a Math Activity

Day 6: Circle Subtraction Math Game

Day 7: Grid Multiplication Math Game

Day 8: Making it Whole {Fractions Game}

Day 9: Off the Grid {Addition & Subtraction Game}

Day 10: Math Games {Family Game Night}

Be sure to head over and check out the 28 other awesome bloggers participating in the 10 Days Series! Yep, that’s a total of almost 300 amazing blog posts chalk full of great information!

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  • Houseofmills

    These math games are awesome. Thanks so much

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Monica-Muetzel-Wharton/100002172985962 Monica Muetzel Wharton

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Off to have the girls count their Easter coins. Hope all is well with your family. Praying for you!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    You are so welcome! Glad you like them!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Thanks Monica!!!

  • Amy

    This is great! We’re learning all about coins right now, so this is perfect! I enjoy your blog.

  • Sunshine

    On your bible character study, do the highlighters show through on the back page? I have been trying to find highlighters that work with the thin bible pages.

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    I would not say that the markers bleed through to the back of the page, but they do show on the back of the page. I saw where one mom used colored pencils rather than highlighters! Perhaps that would work for you!

  • Magidie Zen

    Such a genius coming up with these games! Thanks for sharing them & esp the free printables. More power to you! :)

  • Tammie Ulrich

    Thanks so much for these great games! Anything to make learning fun!

    • http://www.MamaJenn.com/blog Mama Jenn

      Tammie, you are very welcome!!