Posted in Calculating, Fluency, Money

# Toss the coin

Digit Dog has got a new game.

To play the game you will need:

• A coin for each player to toss,
• A pile of assorted coins to choose from (at least 32 for 2 players).

To play:

Take turns to toss your coin. If it’s heads, choose one coin from the pile. If it’s tails, choose two coins.

Put the coin(s) on your grid, one on each square.

The first player to cover their grid wins.

At the end of the game count how much money you have altogether on your grid.

Variations

Use this board which has a smaller grid.

Select the coins that go in the centre according to the needs of the child:

• just use one pence coins for a simple counting game.
• use coins up to 10p to make calculating easier.
• use 5p, 10p and 20p to practise countng in 5s and 10s.

Change the rules:

The game ends when the first person fills their grid but the winner is the player with the most money on the board. If this is the rule, which coins are you going to try and pick up?

The game ends when the first person fills their grid but the winner is the player with the least money on the board. How does changing the rule change the way you choose coins? Which coins do you want to pick up now?