Are you smarter than a Fifth Grade: money math game

Are you smarter than a Fifth Grader? We thought we would start today by playing a question and answer game. The girls wanted to earn some extra money so I thought I would add in a little money math game.  The best game to use is Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader but Brain Quest Board Game. The fun part is we added some of our own rules and made it into a game show.

A note from the McIntyre girls

Toilet paper is not a toy, but it can be used to entertain a cat and the cat may keep rolling it down the stairs if you don’t put it away.

Money math game

  • lots of change: quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies
  • Are you Smarter than a first grader game
  • paper and pen

This is how we played

  • Each girl get a nickel to start the game
  • start with a first grader question
  • if you get the question correctly then you get to double your winnings
  • $0.10  or 2 nickels
  • then each child would see if they could trade their coins for less (2 nickels for 1 dime)
  • Next question correct you would double again
  • $0.20 (or 2 dimes)
  • and so on… watch our video

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.