Counting Coins (USA)

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Online Math Game: Counting Coins

This interactive math lesson was designed to teach children to count money. Questions feature American coins that add up to $2.00 or less. By the end of this lesson, your students should demonstrate an ability to:

* Count coins and write the total amount of money shown. Strategies might include grouping like coins or writing a running total. Answers should be written with a dollar sign and decimal point.

* Choose which set of coins equals a given amount. (example: Which set of coins shows $1.35?)

* Solve word problems involving coins. (example: Karla gave her friend three quarters and two dimes. How much money did she give her friend?)

* Recognize that different combinations of coins can represent equal money amounts. (example: Choose two sets of coins that are equal to the same amount of money.)

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Correct and Incorrect Answers

Whenever a child answers a question correctly, an animated character will dance or do something entertaining. Also, words of praise appear on the screen, such as "Well done!" or "Way to go!"

If they need a little extra help, there's even a hint button they can select. A clue will pop up to guide them toward the correct answer. (Teachers can limit hints to 3 per lesson, if they choose.)

If a child answers incorrectly, a simple graphical explanation will show how to solve the problem.

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Common Core Alignment

Data & Measurement: Solve Problems Involving Money and Time

Solve word problems involving dollar bills* and coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies). Use cent and dollar symbols correctly.

(* Note: The lesson above does not include dollar bills, however we do have other lessons on this site that feature dollar bills and coins. Oftentimes teachers introduce counting money with coins only before going on to teach about dollar bills.)

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Adding 3-Digit Numbers
Solve addition problems with 2 and 3-digit addends. Most problems require carrying or regrouping.

Telling Time To The Nearest 5 Minutes
Read the times shown on the analog clocks and write the correct time.