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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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