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LCR Math Dice Game

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Keywords: LCR, dice, game, math, money, coins
Subject(s): Special Needs, Math
Grades 9 through 12
School: Bucyrus High School, Bucyrus, OH
Planned By: Nichole Helenthal
Original Author: Nichole Helenthal, Bucyrus
The lesson starts with getting out the dice from the LCR dice game. It consists of three dice with L C R and a dot on the dice. Instead of just having the student move poker chips back and forth - you write L C R on the chalkboard and write 25cents by the L, 10 cents by the C and 5 cents by the R. You will need to get out some play money (coins and/or dollars - whichever you would like to use). Then each students gets three quarters, three dimes and three nickels. Then the game proceeds as LCR normally would with one exception. That exception is that the student moves the coin as indicated on the chalkboard. The students are to count the coins after each turn to see how much money has changed hands each turn. It will eventually get down to one person and/or set a time limit to the game. This is a lot of fun. It promotes social skills for the students and also gets them to work collaboratively in a group.
This is a great way for the students to practice their money math. I also need to thank my aide, June Gebhardt, for incorporating the idea of money in with this game. Students of all different learning modalities can use this lesson.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
This could be included with life skills and mathematics.
Some follow-up activities could be role playing with different amounts of money.
Materials: Autism, Games, Whiteboards
Other Items: 1 LCR Dice Game, $10.00 each, total of $10.00
1 Set of play money, $10.00 each, total of $10.00