Counting Money Task Cards: Problem Solving Using Money Riddles - Enrichment

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Leah Popinski - Sum Math Fun
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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22 pages + an invitation to exclusive freebies on page 3
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What educators are saying

My students loved the challenge of this activity! It was fun to watch them figure it out with manipulatives.


Need money activities for your students who don't need to meet with you for re-teaching but want them to still be able to practice your same math skills? Try these fun and engaging money extensions! They will keep your 2nd-grade and 3rd-grade students using their money skills while being challenged.

Kids love these money task card riddles. They have to use their problem-solving and critical thinking skills as they count coins and figure out "Which coins do I have?" challenges.

The counting money activities are leveled for EASY DIFFERENTIATION!

Counting money can be a very difficult skill for students. They need lots of practice. These money riddle task cards provide practice in counting coins in a different, fun, and motivational way.

Use real, play, or the paper money blacklines included. All tasks are self-checking! See a picture of what the station setup looks like in the preview.

Suggested instructional activities included. The answer key and student recording sheet are also included.

❤️ Teacher and Student LOVED!

Here's what other educators are saying about using these counting money extensions (see feedback below):

  • “Used this to set up an individual center when completed math. Students loved it and it really consolidated their understanding of counting coins. Works for both Canadian & US.” -LISA M.

  • “LOVED! This not only challenged my students but they were so into it! :) Can't wait to use it next year in class!” -Crystal M. 

★★★★ 24 Riddle Counting Money Task Cards! ★★★★

♥Just print, laminate the task cards, and use them year after year!

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22 pages + an invitation to exclusive freebies on page 3
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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?


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