Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How to play...

Several people were inquiring about how to play the money race games. I apologize because I usually include the directions.

I'm not exactly sure where the game originally came from but I have seen several versions of the Race to $1.00 game. I started playing years ago in second grade.

This is just my version and the way I play.

My students usually play in partners. Each student needs a bag of coins, a game board and a die. Each takes turns rolling the die and adding that number of pennies to the game board. At each turn they must tell the other how much money they have on their board. They may make trades to move across the board. The winner is the first to make a dollar.

I created the dime and quarter game boards so that we could practice with smaller amounts.

Since we have to count bills up to $20.00 I created the last board to practice counting bills. In that case, as they roll the die, they add that number of quarters to their game board.

I hope this helps others as well!

By the way,

I hope you and your class tuned in to watch Tim Tebow read for America's Biggest Storytime today sponsored by Book It!

Be sure to watch his interview as he talks about his difficulties in school being dyslexic. THANKS Tim!


  1. Thank you for sharing these game boards! I was wondering if you would do an upcoming blog post or feature on how you organize your games? I love them and would love some tips on how to best organize them.

  2. That sounds like a good idea! That is definitely on my to do list!


  3. This looks like lots of fun! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great rest of your week!

  4. Thank you for sharing the games. Money is a big focus for us from here on out. The kids will have fun learning!

  5. Love the gameboards!!!! They remind me of the EDM games:) My class tuned in yesterday to Tim Tebow's reading of Green Eggs and Ham....we LOVED it:)
    1st GRADE ROCKS!!!

  6. Thanks for sharing the game boards. I will be playing them in my classroom.


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