TEACHING AND LEARNING TO COUNT MONEY LESSON PLAN EXERCISE ACTIVITY TEACHING IDEA THEMATIC UNIT LESSON PLAN CHILDRENS PAGES SHEET ACTIVITY BOOK LESSON PLANS

 Practice counting with play money to build basic money skills.

# COUNTING MONEY PRACTICE LESSON

Here are some hands-on classroom exercises for teaching counting money.

Prerequisite Skills Required: Students should be able to identify money, and their equivalent amounts, prior to doing these exercises. If they still require help with money identification, then see our money identification category for helpful lessons.

Objectives/Goals: Students will improve their counting money and identification skills with coins and/or bills.

 Lesson Materials: Printable Play Money - Print out coins and/or bills. Counting coins include pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Counting bills include dollars (ones) , fives, tens, and twenties.   Supplemental Material: When your students have finished these activities, see our counting money category for additional lessons.     Counting Money Activity/Procedure Each student should have his or her own set of play money.  Call an amount out loud, and/or write it on the board.  Each student should count out the correct amount of money to make that amount.  Beginners should start with only pennies, counting to numbers 10 cents or less.  Slowly add more coins and increase the amount, based on the students' skill level.  Variation Have the students count money to a certain amount, only using specific types of coins or bills.  For example, ask students to count to \$1.00 only using dimes, or only using dimes and nickels.  Variation Students should count money using the smallest number of coins possible.  For example, \$1.00 would be 4 quarters.  Group Variation Instead of the teacher deciding on the amount, have the students work in pairs, or in small groups with one person calling an amount to count.  After counting, each student may say which coins and/or bills they used.  For small groups, students should take turns with the next turn going to the person sitting on their right.  Evaluation/Assessment Observe students during this activity and adjust the skill level as necessary. Increase or reduce the counting amount or the types of coins and/or bills.  Do you have an idea or recommendation for this activity, or a new activity?  Then please leave us a suggestion. More Money Lessons, Activities, and Worksheets: COUNTING MONEY, WORKSHEETS, LESSON PLANS, INTERACTIVE LESSONS Teaching and learning how to identify, count, and make change.  Printable worksheets, lesson plans, and interactive lessons will help your students learn concepts of counting money with coins and bills. Back to more counting money lessons with coins For other money skills, please go to the Money Instructor home page.

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