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Students Love Counting Money With Toothy Games!

1st & 2nd Grade Math Skills, Math, Money & Time

Written by: Mary Kate Bolinder

Money, money, money! Looking for a new counting money game to reinforce coin counting skills? Look no further than the Money Math Toothy Game! In this fun math game, students will practice counting money in different amounts and arrangements. They’ll be tallying up their piggy bank totals in no time with the help of Toothy!

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The Money Math Toothy Game includes 54 self-checking cards and 4 different recording sheets, this set has everything you need for Toothy. Keep reading to grab your free Money Math Toothy game, and to learn how to set up and use this fun activity in the classroom.

Money Unit

If you are currently planning a unit on money, we’ve rounded up some of our best resources for you! Check out the links below for everything you need start counting money. Have you seen our Lucky to Learn Math Curriculum? Unit 4 is all about money and personal finance. Students will love the hands-on, engaging activities in each lesson, and teachers love how easy it is to plan, print, and go! You can check out our Lucky to Learn Math Money unit here.

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What is Toothy?

Toothy is a game changer in the classroom! Toothy is an original Lucky Little Learners game. Play it independently, with a partner, or in a small group. “Toothy” is the actual character in the game.  The Toothy character has a big, open mouth in which the students draw teeth every time they answer a question correctly.

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How to Set Up Toothy

New to Toothy? Read all about how to set up the Toothy Task Kit at this helpful blog post, or check out the “How To…” section of the Toothy download.

Supplies for Math Money Counting Game

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  • Toothy Mat (one per student)
  • Expo Marker
  • Eraser (black socks work great)
  • Toothy Task Cards

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How to Play Math Money Toothy

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Once the Toothy Task cards are printed and prepped, you are ready to play Toothy! For extra support for all learners, students can have the option to use money manipulatives and a money anchor chart when playing.

For Partner Play: Each partner gets a Toothy mat and a dry erase marker. Students will take turns choosing a card. Each student will solve the problem on their Toothy mat or dry erase board. When everyone has answered the question, they compare their answers. Finally, turn the card over to check to see if the answer is correct. Those who have a correct answer get to draw a tooth in Toothy’s mouth on their mat.

If the student’s answer is incorrect, they do not draw a tooth and those who got the answer correct must explain how they got to the correct answer. Then, the next student draws the next card and the process is repeated. The game ends once all 27 cards have been answered. The student with the most teeth in Toothy’s mouth is the winner of the game.

Play Toothy as an independent, small group, or whole class game, too! Check out these 5 fun and different ways teachers use Toothy in their classrooms.

Love Toothy? There’s More!

Once you’ve sunk your teeth into Toothy, you will be hooked! If you would like to try more Toothy games with your class, check out the complete collection of1st and 2nd Grade Math Toothy resources on All Access!

Bonus Money Teaching Idea

Making counting money come to life with a live grocery store in your classroom! Students will practice counting money to pay, and give change if you wish! Set up your grocery store sections around the room for an amazingly fun and memorable math block.

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Ready to try this engaging game with your students? Grab Money Math Toothy at this link.

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