Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Monopoly Junior Math Equation

One of the many games that Willow enjoys (along with Quirkle, Scrabble, Sorry, chess, checkers, Chutes and Ladders, etc.) is Monopoly Junior:
 
Monopoly Junior EditionWhenever we play Monopoly Junior, Willow is ALWAYS the banker (she loves it!), and I ALWAYS pay her in large bills and require her to make change. The subtraction itself is, of course, no problem, but Will still needs a lot of practice in the problem-solving aspect--you have to understand, and then memorize, the procedure involved in making change, which can be complicated for a newbie. We verbally go through the procedure each time Will needs to, but I also write it out for her as an equation to reference:
 
And that makes making change much more managable:
 
It's my goal at some point in the near future to translate my chalkboard globe project into a chalkboard game board, which will give me a portable yet large-scale chalkboard so that I can expand the equation into even more mathematical awesomeness, along the lines of "Let P=amount of money give to the banker," etc.

1 comment:

cake said...

cosmo always wants to be the banker too! he and carl played monopoly junior just this morning!

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