Students utilizing real money is the most meaningful way to learn how to count, getting them prepared for the real word. When you are ready to begin having students use real money, send home the attached letter requesting coins from families to use for the school year.
With this center, students get ready to solve word problems involving money by first practicing creating money amounts and racing around the Shake Your Money Maker game board. As there are many different ways to make money using coins, this game can be played over and over!
Students can then demonstrate their knowledge of counting money by completing the word problem practice page. You can even use this practice as a performance-based assessment!