Thursday, November 15, 2012

Counting Coins


A few little printables on counting coins tonight to go along with the coins workstation from earlier in the week.  A couple of things to keep in mind with money:
  1. Students need to understand that an amount can be represented in multiple ways. This is really composing and decomposing numbers, using money.  That's why on the front side, I have the kiddos circle two amounts that are the same (that also adds a little self-checking component).  And on the back of the paper, students need to show a given amount two different ways.
  2. When drawing coins, I recommend having kiddos draw circles with the letters Q, D, N, and P inside the circles.  Another options is to put the amounts (25, 10, 5, and 1) in the circles.  This makes it easier for them to represent amounts.
  3. Another money-related skill is knowing that money can be written different ways: with a dollar sign and decimal point ($0.18), with a cent symbol (18¢), and in word form (eighteen cents).  Be sure they get to practice all three.
Click here to grab your freebie!





8 comments:

  1. You have inspired me so much -thanks so much! JJ
    http://piwiprincess.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the sweet comment and the shout-out on your blog! Now I know what a piwi is. :)

      Delete
  2. Thanks so much for this! The more money practice the better!
    Shibahn
    www.landoflearning.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so welcome, Shibahn! Thanks for the comment. :)

      Delete
  3. Thank you so much! This is perfect! We are starting collection of mixed coins when we get back from break.

    Denise

    ReplyDelete
  4. As always, you rock our homeschool! Thanks so much!!!! I'll model this with our Australian currency.

    ReplyDelete

Comments make me smile! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...