Coin Bubble: A Game’s Worth of Practice
In this online game, Coin Bubble by Greg Tang Math, students make a given monetary figure using a ten frame of coins. Students work with higher value denominations as the game progresses. In addition, students can use exchanges to get to their figure faster.
Be able to make a given monetary amount using coins and/or bills for numbers less than $20.
Be able to use monetary exchanges for both coins and bills to create monetary amounts faster.
- Monetary Exchange: A monetary exchange is the use of a different combination of coins and bills to represent the same value.
To prepare for this lesson:
To prepare for this task, the teacher should:
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- To assess a student’s mastery of the concepts presented in this resource, teachers could:
- Have students create a given monetary value using coins and bills.
- Have students create more than one way to represent a given monetary value.
- Have students create anchor posters of the different monetary exchanges.
MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
3d. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
5c. Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
This activity serves as a precursor to the following standard:
Grade 2 - Measurement and Data
Work with time and money.
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have two dimes and three pennies, how many cents do you have?
Have students research money in other countries and discuss the types and values of the coins and bills that are used and what type of monetary exchanges they have.
Have students create anchor charts of a variety of different monetary exchanges.
This task card was created by Jamila Kai Harris, Shelby Township, MI, March 2020. Updated Nov.2021.