This contains three sets of differentiated coin puzzles, totaling thirty puzzles in all.
These puzzles were created to provide hands-on practice counting coins and building given amounts of money, up to $1.00, with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Great for math centers, math workshop, and homeschool math lessons!
The red set includes ten puzzles asking students to match two coins to make the amount of each item’s price tag. If this is still too challenging, this activity can be differentiated further by simply cutting away only one puzzle piece, thereby requiring students to match one coin per puzzle.
The slightly more challenging green set includes ten puzzles that require students to match three coins to build the amount of money shown.
Finally, the highly challenging purple set includes ten cards asking students to match four coins to represent the amount of money shown.
Use these sets at different points throughout your coin unit, or differentiate by assigning different sets to different students. Sets can also be mixed for review purposes. However you choose to use them, these activities are perfect for your classroom math centers or homeschool!
Recording sheets and answer keys are provided. You can also make the puzzles self-checking by writing the correct answers on the back. (If you choose this option, be sure that students understand that correct answers can list coins in any order.)
This product addresses the following Common Core Standard:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.C.8: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
You may also be interested in my Coin Word Problem Task Cards
, Counting Coins Coin Games
, and Counting Coins Cut and Paste Math Sorts
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