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Posted by lisar | Posted in Games, Money | Posted on September 30, 2014

**What coins do I have in my pocket?**

Select some coins prior to the game and place them in your pocket or a container where students cannot see them. Tell students the total amount you have. On paper, students record possible coins and notes that make the amount you have. After a given time, students share their ideas. After sharing, reveal the coins you have in your pocket.

**How much do I have in my pocket?**

In this variation, students are told how many coins but not the total amount. Students brainstorm possible combinations of coins and amounts.

**The change is ….. how much did I spend?**

In this more challenging variation, students are told an amount you received as change. Students then brainstorm possibilities for how much you may have spent and what note or coin you used to pay for it.