Practice creating amounts up to a $1.00 with a variety of coins.
Counting Coins – Interactive Activities
Help your students with their money skills by determining which coins are needed to create a given amount. This resource includes sixteen slides with four different activities.
To use this resource, simply assign it in Google Classroom. Once students have opened the file in edit mode, they will complete the four different activities. Students will drag and drop coins or colored circles to complete each activity.
Through this activity, students will choose the correct coins needed to make a given amount, show how to make the same amount two different ways, and determine the missing coin for an amount under $1.00.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need to understand the concepts by focusing on one or two activities rather than all of them. Students may also benefit from one-to-one assistance or partner work with this activity. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Challenge your fast finishers to create word problems to match different money amounts from the activities. Students can create problems that involve adding or subtracting within $1.00.
🧑🏫 Group Learning
Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the Download button to access the Google Slides versions of this resource.
Assign this interactive activity in Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not presentation mode. Students click/drag/drop to complete each coin-counting activity.
Alternatively, print slides to use them for your:
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