With this activity, students will practice adding coins to make various amounts up to $1.00. My students will use real coins (I take up a collection from parents at the beginning of the year), but they could also use plastic coins. When their work is completed on each mat, the students will snap pictures of their work mat using an iPad or iPod Touch. At the end of the assignment, we will use the Bump App to transfer their photos to my own device so that I can assess their work and post to our classroom blog. Their work could also easily be assessed simply by the teacher taking a look at their work and directing them to any boxes that may need some changes. The last work mat is a challenge mat where students must make the same amount using 4 different coin combinations. I hope you enjoy my first activity freebie! It is simple, but I think my students will really benefit from it & have fun with it. Thank you!