Counting coins can be difficult until students are able to fluently skip count and change what they are skip counting by. Students need to practice counting by tens using a hundreds chart from any number. They need to be good at counting by fives. They will also need to learn to count by twenty-fives to one hundred.
This unit deals with quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. In this packet, there are 5 pages for the kids to glue into their interactive notebooks that show the front and back of the coin, the values, and helpful ways to count the coins.
There are also 20 task cards that force the students to think beyond just counting the coins. They will have to figure one amount and count the other amounts to see which one is the same as well as find the coin that belongs in the combination of coins to equal a specific sum. These are definitely good thinkers for those that are ready to move beyond just counting coins.
There are three worksheets provided at the end to quiz students over their ability to count coins.