We used this coin book to help us introduce each coin. Each page gives a kid friendly definition of what can be found on each coin. We checked for comprehension at the end to show what we had learned.
I’m sure you’ve seen this money poem before. It’s always a big help when it comes to learning about coins. We added this mini version to our math journals to reference throughout the rest of the year. It’s super catchy and always seems to stick with the kids.
We followed up by sorting each type of coin and writing the value of each in our math journals with this flip up activity. They had to recognize the heads and tails of each coin and write the value of each on the flap.
Before diving into the world of finding the value of multiple coins, we spent a day focusing on sorting and recognizing each type of coin. I gave each student a cup with a random assortment of coins in each one. Quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies were used.
They used these sorting mats to sort the money from their cup. Then, they graphed how many of each coin they had. This was the perfect activity for practicing coin recognition.
Have a blessed one,