This is a fun activity for students to practice counting coin sets in a variety of ways. Included in this packet are 24 pockets with realistic coins, 24 tags with price amounts, black and white recording sheets for students to write the coin sets as they count, and directions to use the packet in 4 different ways.
1~Students can draw a pocket card and count the change. They can write the amount on the corresponding pocket on the recording sheet.
2~Students can take a pocket card and count the coins. They find the matching tag with the correct price amount and record it on the recording sheet.
3~Students can play a version of concentration. Place pockets fact down and price tags face down. Flip over one of each and see if they match. Keep if they do, flip back over if they do not. Play moves on to the next player.
4~Students can play a version of war. Divide the 48 cards (pockets and tags) evenly between two players. Each player flips their top card in their pile. The player who has the greatest amount of money face up takes both cards. Players then flip up the next top card and determine who has the highest value of money showing.
©2013 Stephanie Peters
Clipart from Pink Cat, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, and Ashley Hughes. Font from Jessica Stanford.