Math Games for Kids

Weight of Wealth

Find out the weight of wealth when your children determine how much a dollar in different coin denominations weighs.

What You'll Need:

  • Counted coins
  • Plastic bags
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Grocery store scale

How to Play Weight of Wealth:

Step 1: Have your children bundle up a dollar's worth of pennies in a sturdy plastic sandwich bag. Do the same for nickels, dimes, and quarters.

Step 2: ­Make a trip to your local grocery store, and, after asking permission from an employee, weigh them on the fruit scale. Make sure your children jot down the weights in ounces. Now calculate how much $5.00 would weigh. How about $10.00 or $100.00?

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