A Dime A Dozen Counting Dimes Activity

A Dime A Dozen Counting Dimes Activity

How to teach Money

Using A Dime A Dozen Counting Dimes Activity, students practice counting dimes amount by playing a "Go Fish" inspired game.

Knowing  how to count dimes is an important skill for students to learn. This activity gives students an opportunity to practice counting dimes while playing a "Go Fish" inspired game.

First, take turns asking each other if they either have a number of dimes or a cents amount (ex. Do you have 4 dimes? Do you have 40 cents?) Language can be differentiated depending on student level. If the player has the matching amount, the card is handed to the player and a match is made. If the player does not have the requested amount, player explains “GoFish” and the other player takes a card from the middle pile. When one player collects a dozen eggs the game is over. If cards run out, the player with the most eggs in their carton wins !


Other resources to use with this A Dime A Dozen Counting Dimes Activity

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about money.

Use this Show Me the Money Recognition Activity as an additional resource for your students.

 Introduce the activity by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Skip Counting by Ten song.  First, review the rules for Go Fish.  Then, distribute materials to students to play A Dime A Dozen with a partner. As students play, circulate around the classroom and listen to student discussions. After the activity, share students' discussions that you heard to promote counting skills.

  Be sure to check out more Money and  Skip Counting Activities.