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Tracy Sachs

Math Game - Take the Difference with pennies or dimes

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Math

Student Instructions

Watch the video to see how to play the game. Start with 15 pennies (dimes if you can count by tens) Each player calls heads or tails. Take turns flipping the coins. Line them up as you go for easy comparison. When all 15 coins have been flipped compare the amounts and the person with the larger amount takes the difference. Keep playing until all the coins are used and the player with the most wins.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Materials needed: 15 pennies for each pair of kids, or 15 dimes if you are working on counting by 10s. Make sure your kids know that the "difference" is actually the answer to the subtraction problem.