WORKSHEET AND LESSON PLAN
INSTRUCTIONS
This worksheet involves counting and giving
change.
Students play the part of the cashier who needs
to give change. The first column includes the price of the
item purchased, and under it is the amount received. It is
the students' job to figure out how much change to give using the
counting on technique.
The technique counting on involves counting up
to learn how much change to give back. Count up coins from
the price till you get to the money received while writing the coin
amount.
For example, if the Price is $1.95 and
the Receive amount is $2.00, then the students would count
up from $1.95 to 2.00 to see how much change to return:








$1.96

$1.97

$1.98

$1.99

$2.00


Here, 5 pennies are counted by counting up from
$1.95 (the price) to $2.00 (the amount received). The students
must write the total incremental amount under the coins.
Then write the total amount returned in the line provided.
In this example, the amount returned would be 5 cents.
As an option, students may also write the coin
value under each coin without "counting on". Then, only
write the sum of the coins on the last line.
This worksheet may be used in many different
ways depending on the skill level of your students. For students
just beginning to identify coins, configure the worksheet to use
only one type of coin (such as all pennies). Then slowly add
additional types of coins. More advanced students can
increase the number of coins, and also count all types of coins.
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