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Mixed Coin Counts ( Up to $5.00)

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 2 Measurement - 2.MD.C.8

Tips for Counting Coins - Do you have a jar of loose change, and you are dreading to count the amount? Well, words of advice, the amount is only going to increase, and you might as well want to start now. Don’t worry; we can help you count! Here’s what you need to do: The first step you need to take is to gather all your coins together. Empty your jars, your money houses, your pockets, or any other places where you keep your coins. Now, start separating the coins based on types. Make individual stacks of dimes, quarters, dollars, and so on. Take one pile at a time. Let's say that you are working on dollars, then make sure that you pay attention to the dollar pile only. Forget that there are other stacks of coins lying there as well. After you have chosen which stack to count first, start making piles of 10. It is easy to count and multiply. If the stacks have coins less than 10, just make one stack. Write down the number of stacks you have. Multiply the number of stacks with 10. Then multiply the number of coins with the coin’s value. Now add the number of coins that didn’t make stacks of 10. Keep repeating this method for each coin stack. Add the final number of each stack to get the final amount. These worksheets help students learn how to count coins when there is a mixed of different coin values.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

It is important to focus sometime on the placement of the cent and dollar symbol.

  • Homework 1 - How many coins do you need to reach the amount shown? 36¢
  • Homework 2 - What is the dollar and cents value of the following?
  • Homework 3 - What is the value of the following?

Practice Worksheets

A really nice variety of different ways to see this skill can be found here.

  • Practice 1 - I like to start by using the largest coin until I can’t use it anymore, then I move on to smaller coins.
  • Practice 2 - 58¢ = quarters ____ dimes ____ nickels ___ pennies _____
  • Practice 3 - I like to have students write the value of each coin below it.

Math Skill Quizzes

In these we describe the change rather than showing you the coins.

  • Quiz 1 - What is the total value of each?
  • Quiz 2 - How much of each coin do you need to reach the amounts shown?
  • Quiz 3 - The dollars column is a cinch.