This file includes activities designed to help students that are in need of extra support when counting a collection of coins. Students that are still at a counting by one stage of thinking will benefit from the design of these manipulatives. They are a proportional model. The nickel piece covers 5 pennies, the dime covers 10 pennies and the quarter covers 25 pennies. Students can see that the size of the piece relates to its value unlike standard coins.
The teaching progression is to use a set of coins with pennies on the back so that one side shows the standard coin, flip it to see the value in pennies. EX: dime/10 pennies
Then move to the 100 penny sheet and labeled coins to cover the amount.
Next move to less support of unlabeled coins without the penny sheet.
After this support students can then transition to regular coins.
I have included penny, nickel, dime, quarter and dollar manipulative pieces.
These can be used with any coin activity and even along with your textbook.
In addition I have included 4 activities that can be used with small groups or in math centers.