Today we identified various coins and their values in preparation to count mixed coins. We will be learning how to count combinations of one dollar, pennies, nickels and dimes (we will practice with the quarter in a few weeks).
Unfortunately as our society has moved to more electronic forms of payment, children do not have as much exposure to paper money and coins. We practice at school, but it would be great to review the coin names and values at home as well. Having children “play” with actual coins helps them connect to tasks that involve paper and pencil to solve. Feel free to count loose change, sort change and have fun exploring counting money at home.