## Home Activity

### What's The Point

Kids love anything with a little liftoff. Try launching a few coins, and see how easy it is to count by twos, fives, tens, and even twenty-fives.

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Ping-Pong Pickup –Vacuum up the right number of ping pong balls to fit in the boxes.

• Understand coin values
• Group, sort, and count
• Count by ones, fives, tens, and twenty-fives

### Book Suggestions

by Jean Marzollo
• Mall Mania (MathStart2)
by Stuart J. Murphy

### Supplies

• Assorted coins (at least 10 of each)
• Plastic spoon
• String

### How Do I Do It?

Setup and Practice
1. Sort your coins into piles of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
2. Create a 2-foot diameter circle with a piece of string. This will be your target.
3. Grab a plastic spoon (your coin launcher) and place a coin on the scooped end.
4. Hold the handle of the spoon in one hand. With the thumb of your other hand, gently pull down on the end with the coin and release.
5. Practice launching your coin into the air and landing it inside the circle.

Game Play and Points