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01/19/2018

How to Turn Monopoly Into a Fun Learning Game

When it comes to family game night, it’s hard to look past Monopoly. Whether you love it or not there is no denying that it is a great game which gets every player doing their best to wheel-and-deal their way through. Below is an brief article from The Tutoring Center, Orlando on how you can add a learning element to this classic board game. What you are going to need:
  • A regular Monopoly set
  • Small pieces of paper and tape, or small post-it notes
Changes to make: Once you have your board all set up on the table, make these changes
  • Use the paper and tape or post-its to change the amount of each property from round and familiar figures to odd numbers. For example, change the purchase price of a property from $250 to $247
  • Similarly, adjust the rent payable on the back of each card to add or minus a few dollars.
  • Install a rule which allows the person who lands on ‘Free Parking’ to take 10 seconds to count the money in the middle of the board and calculate a predetermined percentage amount for a chance to win bonus money.
Once you have done all of this, it’s time to make your youngster ‘The Banker’, and put them in charge of managing all of the games finances. While it might take a little while for them to get going, the fun-natured fast pace of the game will encourage them to calculate transactions faster, which you can imagine is a great benefit when they are in school or sitting an exam.

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In addition to being a great game to play, these small changes also allow parents to identify any learning challenges. For example, if you notice that your child struggles to calculate numbers ending in 7, then it can be a sign of a learning challenge. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Orlando today at (407) 777-8229 to learn about how one-to-one tutoring in Orlando can address learning hurdles such as the above and how trained learning professionals can help your student reach their learning potential.

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