Thank you for your interest in the Ice Cream Money Puzzles. This engaging set of hands-on math puzzles is a great way to work on coin identification and adding money amounts under one dollar.
Included in this packet you will find:
- Coin ice cream scoops in 8 colors or flavors
- 42 ice cream cones with different money amounts listed
- Activity instructions
The concept of this activity is simple. Each ice cream cone has an amount listed on it. The amount will vary, but all amounts are under one dollar. The students much choose appropriate scoops to add to the cone until the total amount of the scoops matches what is shown on the cone.
There are 8 colors or flavors of scoops included. Each color features a scoop with the front and backside of a penny, nickel, quarter, and dime. There is also one half dollar scoop per color. Half of the colors feature the front of the half dollar and half feature the backside.
There are 42 ice cream cones included. This large number allows for multiple students to enjoy the activity at once. Additionally, since the amounts printed on the cones are varied, you can choose smaller amounts when you begin your money unit and bring out the larger ones as your students become more familiar with the concept.
There is not an answer key included. That is because almost every single ice cream cone puzzle can be completed in numerous ways. Even some of the smaller amounts, such as l l ct, have several correct answers.
For resources that are not consumable, such as the ice cream cones and scoops, I do recommend printing on cardstock and laminating so that you can use them over and over again.
Thank you again for your purchase. I hope you enjoy the Ice Cream Money Puzzles as much as I do.
Certified Teacher and Home Educator