This presentation is a comprehensive look at identifying and counting coins. The activities are based on the book Teaching Student Centered Mathematics K-3 by John Van de Walle and LouAnn Lovin. The activities range from identifying coins, to identifying coin value, to counting by ones, skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 25s. The strategy of counting numbers without coins is used. This allows students to make the connections between numbers the may be comfortable with to coins, which can be intimidating. There is an abundance of student practice. The coins move and are infinitely cloned, there are “hairs” for counting by 5s. There are several matching games for students to play. There are several strategies presented including using hundreds board, number lines and drawing models of ones, tens and hundreds. There are word problems the students may choose their favorite strategy and practice writing money amounts using the cent and dollar sign. It would be a great enhancement activity or center for students also. Check out Money Arranging and Counting
for more money counting practice. Money Arranging and Counting using a Hundreds Board
provides practice using a hundreds board.