Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Money Freebie: Coin Combos

Hello darlings!  My third graders are working hard counting money and learning about equivalent amounts.  One of the things they have to do for their assessment is to be able to use a table and record two different ways to compose the same amount of money.  Below is a freebie for your little friends!

When I first teach the coin combinations to my kiddos, I run the paper below off on cardstock and then laminate it.  We use dry erase markers to record our answers.  It is much better than wasting a bunch of paper or waiting for them to draw the table on their own dry erase boards.  Believe me, I tried it!
After I feel they have a good understanding, they complete it on their own.  I have two different sheets.  One has blank money amounts so that I can differentiate on the fly and the other one provides the numbers so that I can take a grade.

My low kiddos might just have to count change that is under $1, while my high kiddos might have to count something like $14.68 without using any bills.  I'll always put a stipulation on it because those smarties like to use 1,469 pennies!  

I hope this was helpful!  What are you working on in math right now?  I LOVE comments!


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