Practice identifying the front and backside of pennies when given a collection of coins.
Color by Coin Worksheet — Find the Pennies
Use this independent practice worksheet to support your money lesson. Students will look at a variety of coins and color the pennies. Students will have to identify both the front and backside of a penny.
This math worksheet includes a variety of coins to distinguish between. Additionally, students will use their counting and addition skills to determine how many pennies are needed for a given 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 warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
For students who need more of a challenge, encourage them to label different coins (quarter, nickel, and dime).
Support students who need additional help by completing the worksheet in a small group or 1:1 setting. Additionally, invite students to use a visual reminder of the various coins, such as an anchor chart or classroom poster.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
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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Use coin identification and addition skills to be the first player to get to 100.
Practice finding the value of like coins with 38 matching cards.