Use counting and addition skills to determine the number of pennies needed for a given amount.
💰Count the Pennies — Worksheet
Use this independent practice worksheet to support your money lesson. Students will color the corresponding number of pennies for each amount given.
This math worksheet includes ten questions. Students will use their counting and addition skills to determine how many pennies are needed for each amount.
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Math center activity
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
For fast finishers, encourage students to create the same amount using different coins. Students can use a combination of nickels, dimes, and pennies.
Support students who need additional help by completing the worksheet in a small group or 1:1 setting. Additionally, provide students with a number line to help count by ones.
Easily Download & Print
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Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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