This 14 slide PowerPoint is a simple, yet effective diagnostic assessment to gauge where your students are in regards to money concepts. Included are 3 question slides for each of the following categories: Coin recognition/value, Counting coins up to $1, Counting coins and bills greater than $1, and Making change.
In my classroom, I had my students work through each problem on a whiteboard while I observed and recorded their skill-set on a class checklist. From this checklist, I was easily able to determine the prior knowledge of my students and how to best meet their money needs.
The PowerPoint is editable and, therefore, is able to be adjusted to meet the specific needs of your teaching and classroom! It could also be easily adapted to be used as a formative or summative money assessment.
***For an accurate representation of the file, please download the preview. The PowerPoint uses cute fonts. :) However, they do not show up in the thumbnail images.