This product contains a variety of engaging activities to practice identifying and counting major coins. Problem solving including making change is included in printable form or could be projected for whole group practice.
My students each get their own puzzles and practice putting them together daily during our money unit. Then I project a few What's the Price? slides and we all name each coin before we skip count them on our individual white boards. We practice writing the price using both the cent sign and the dollar sign. The slides vary in difficulty from simple penny, nickel, and dime slides to all coins in order from largest value to smallest to finally mixed sets of coins out of order. The money mats are laminated and students work in groups to either make the value printed on the mat with play coins or gather the play coins listed in the clues and then count and write the value on the mat with a dry erase marker. There are 4 printables included. One is Color and Count where students are given clues about a set of coins to color and then write the value of the set. The other three printables are Draw and Solve sheets with a variety of problems to solve requiring the students to draw coins and/or use number sentences to solve.