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Monday, 23 September 2013

Counting Money - Coins (Free Printable)

I was trying to teach Princess how to count money, particularly coins, after we read Lemonade in Winter. It wasn't as straightforward as I thought it would be as she had to learn how to count in fives, tens, twenties etc. Hence I tried to think of a way to teach that might simplify things for her.

I remembered that she could grasp concepts pretty well when we used the Math-U-See manipulatives, so I thought using the same visual learning method might work. I came up with my own "tools" and she indeed found it a bit easier to understand.

So with the above help, she could easily see that two fifty cents "coins" make up a dollar and two five cents "coins" make up ten cents etc.

The coin counting "tools" can be stored in a handy container and brought anywhere as a learning and entertainment activity. :)

If you think this may help you teach your child how to count money more effectively, you can print the "tools" here (black and white version) and here (coloured version). Simply print on card stock and cut along the dotted lines to use. I laminated mine but found the laminate too slippery for use.

Please feel free to print as many as you need for your personal or classroom use. If you would like to share it, please link back to this original post. Thank you.


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