This lucky gold coin addition game is simple to set up and would be a great math station for your classroom! My own kids at home love taking turns rolling the dice to create their own addition problems to solve. Activities like this help foster a solid foundation for math concepts that can last a lifetime!
Lucky Gold Coin Addition Game
To set up this invitation to explore lucky gold coin addition game, you will need (for each station):
- at least a dozen (plastic or wooden) gold coins
- divided plate, or large sheet of paper with 3 large sections drawn out
- 1 dice
Invite students to roll the dice, and place the corresponding number of coins into one section of the plate. Students can write the number on a sheet of paper or on a mini white board.
Next, students can roll the dice a second time, and place the number of coins into a different plate section. For this number, the students would add a “+” sign to the right of the first number before writing the second number.
Invite the students to count up the total number of coins on the plate to solve the addition problem.
Lastly, the students can write the total number for the problem they just solved.
Repeat the process to create and solve more addition problems!
Tip — This gold coin addition game can be worked in teams with one student rolling the dice, one counting the gold coins, and one writing down the problems/answers. The students can take turns switching roles until everyone has a chance to complete each role.
Gold coin addition is not just for St. Patrick’s Day. This would be a great learning activity for Chinese New Year or even Talk Like a Pirate Day!
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