It's a great game and it gives students the opportunity to practice exchanges in a fun way. As they play they lay the foundation for later on when they exchange dimes for dollars and so forth.
Here are some photos showing the game:
|Students roll dice and get the corresponding number of beans|
|Five beans are exchanged the beans for a plank.|
|Five planks are exchanged for a raft.|
|Rafts float across the river carrying bears and blocks.|
|Blocks are used to build a castle.|
I think it's actually good for the fifth graders, too, to get this sort of hands-on practice.
There was time at the end of the day for some indoor play. Look at Marley's deer!
|Sam is working on his G7 chord.|