Students review skills learned by counting coins to determine a total, and then adding to or subtracting from that amount to find a new total. The first page is scaffolded so that the first problem has the coins in order from greatest value to least value, and the grid is set up with a + sign to show students what to do with the two numbers from the problem. The second problem has the coins out of order, but uses a minus sign on the grid to prompt students. The third and fourth problems use mixed coins out of order and students have to figure out whether to add or subtract. Some problems involve regrouping, and some do not.
The second page has a bar graph with money in dollars for students to use to answer addition and subtraction problems. The bar graph is scaled by a count of 5 and the bars are all an amount that is off a "5", so if students determine that a bar is a REASONABLE value, the answer should be accepted. For example, if the bar is a little above the 30 line, a student could say "31" or "32." An answer of "38" would not be acceptable.
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