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Identifying Coins Interactive Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Practice coin recognition and value with this 4-activity slide deck introducing penny, nickel, dime, and quarter images and denominations.

🏦 Bank on Learning with Our Money Matching Game

Spend a little time learning coins, and you’re certain to see a return on your investment!

Each activity in this set of slides focuses on identifying four coin names and their amounts. To play, students will drag and drop words or coin pictures into place, depending on the activity.

This interactive game includes 26 slides with four coin poems and four coin identification and value activities. Your students will build their money identification skills while also working on numbers and operations.  

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your money math lessons

In addition to individual student work time, use this money matching game 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, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Provide an anchor chart to remind students of coin values, or refer them to US currency posters

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students to identify the sum of multiple coins of the same type. For example, three nickels, two quarters, five dimes, etc.

🧑‍🏫 Class Activity

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. 

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Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button for the Google Slides version 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 coins and coin names depending on the activity.

Alternatively, print slides to use them for your: 


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