Coins, Coins, Coins! (Ages 4-6)

ED has been working on coins for math.  To be honest, sometimes things just don’t get accomplished unless I’ve taken some time before-hand to get things ready. Here are some activities I got together for her.

I grabbed our coin bowl and made pre-made ziploc bags of coins for her to match.  There is one extra card for each packet. I placed five small ziploc bags with pre-counted amounts of coins and index cards with various values in the bags.

DSC07662coinsHere are some of the coin combinations ED’s working with. Obviously you can make ziploc bags that work for your kids!

Coins1Coins2We also have a couple of activities I pulled off the web. We’re using these with a simple spinner.  I’ve had them for a couple of years, so unfortunately I can’t share the link for the 4 in row cards, but I got the pig printable over at Oceans of First Grade Fun. She has directions for a different game/activity she did with those pigs called Bank on It. The spinner is from What the Teacher Wants.

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I also made ED a couple of math chain activities… One was just to match and staple the quarters and their values:

DSC07680quartersThe other math chains were for skip counting by 2s and 5s… Okay, so mainly you see Boomer being modeled. You’ll just have to believe me that ED’s chain goes from 2, 4, 6 up to 20!!

DSC07806skip-counting-chainYou can download and print out these math chains here:

Coin Chains and Skip Counting Chains (2s, 5s)

Chains1You may be interested in these math posts:

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  1. April 4, 2014

    […] the picture below is the skip-counting chain ED did (free to download at the Coins, Coins, Coins post), but shows you what we did with the strips […]

  2. April 4, 2014

    […] the picture below is the skip-counting chain ED did (free to download at the Coins, Coins, Coins post), but shows you what we did with the strips […]

  3. August 6, 2014

    […] Math Chains: Just a different way to practice skip counting or coins […]

  4. August 6, 2014

    […] Math Chains: Just a different way to practice skip counting or coins […]

  5. November 6, 2014

    […] to fill up their piggy bank! You can click on the photo or this link to see last year’s post Coins, Coins, Coins! to see what we did last year as ED was first starting to work with […]

  6. November 6, 2014

    […] to fill up their piggy bank! You can click on the photo or this link to see last year’s post Coins, Coins, Coins! to see what we did last year as ED was first starting to work with […]

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