This fun puzzle will allow your students to practice adding pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies and toonies!
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These types of puzzles are great for :
● diagnostic testing of student skills
● on-going practice and review
● formative testing
● rewarding those students who have completed their work
● extending for those students who have mastered prerequisite skills
This puzzle can apply to so many different ages and ability levels. Students start learning coins around age 6-7 but I’ve even used this puzzle in Grade 9 Workplace Math! The kids love it! Consider using this puzzle as an energizer to start a unit, in Math Centers, as additional practice in-class or lend out for at-home practice. The students love it when we turn this into a game and see which group can solve the puzzle first!
Having made and cut out so many of these puzzles in my careers, I recommend laminating the puzzles. The paper will hold up better and the students tend to show more respect. The puzzle is in colour, but if you are printing in grey-scale consider printing on colourful paper – it makes it more fun and helps to organize your puzzles by colour. I store my puzzles in large ziploc bags in my binder (put duct tape on the bottom and hole punch) and keep the solutions in a sheet protector.
This puzzle pack contains 1 puzzle in 3 sizes. Choose the size that best suits your needs. The normal size will fit on a child’s desk and is nice if the student is working independently or with a partner. The larger size will fit on a large table and works well for up to 3 students. The largest size is meant for 1-5 students and should be solved on the carpet or on a large table.