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Making Change

4.MD.A.2
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Grade 4 Measurement - 4.MD.A.2

How to Hand Change Back to People - When teaching your kids about money, one of the most important concepts that you need to add into your discussion is that of giving back change to people. It is one of the few money concepts that every kid must know before they step into the real world. Start by introducing your kids with exactly what it is. Change is the amount of money that you get back when you purchase an item. It is the money that is left once you subtract the cost of the item you purchased. Take your childreen to a grocery store and purchase an item. At the cash counter pay more than the item costs. For example, you purchase a book worth $5, you pay the cashier $20. The cashier will then return you $15. This is a great way that you can use to introduce your kids to the concept. Teach the kids how to add and subtract using their fingers and mind. Once they have clear concepts of how to add and subtract values of money, they will understand how to hand change back to people. A technique that will help them correctly give back the proper amount of money. Purchase a toy from your kid and pay $10 to them. Ask them to give you the change. Now what they can do is they can start counting onwards from the cost of the item. If they toy is worth $5, ask them to count till they complete the amount you paid them. In this case they will have to continue counting on their fingers starting from 6 and end it at 10. The answer will be 5 and they can easily return the proper amount of money. These lessons and worksheets teach students how to make change for purchases that they or others make.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

Time to go shopping and figure out how much change you are due.

  • Homework 1 - Addison has $4.00. He wants to buy a hockey puck for $2.00. Tell how much money he received back as change.
  • Homework 2 - Keri purchased 2 sets of pens. She paid $10.00. Each pen set cost is $3.00. How much money will Keri get as change?
  • Homework 3 - Camilla has 4 dollar bills, 3 quarters and 4 pennies. She gives $3.15 to her friend. Now how much money does she have?



Practice Worksheets

This is a great real world skill to have. It is estimated that over the course of a lifetime people that are not diligent about checking the money that receive back in transactions, lose thousands of dollars.

  • Practice 1 - Jessica has $8.00. She wants to buy a watch for $7.77. How much should she receive back?
  • Practice 2 - Johnny has 6 dollar bills, 3 quarters and 2 pennies. He gives $2.35 to his buddy. Now how much money does he have?
  • Practice 3 - Mary purchased 2 sets of pens. She paid $10.00. Each pen set costs $3.33. How much money will Mary expect to receive in return for this purchase?



Math Skill Quizzes

These quizzes will help you understand where your students are with this skill.

  • Quiz 1 - Rosa has $6.00. She wants to buy a toy car for $2.65. How much money should she receive back?
  • Quiz 2 - Holly has 8 dollar bills, 3 quarters and 2 pennies. She gives $4.66 to her friend. Now how much money does she have?
  • Quiz 3 - Sam purchased 2 hair clips. He paid $15.00. Each hair clip costs $4.65. How much money will Sam get as change?