Let’s Go Shopping Money Word Problems Activity

How to teach Counting Money

Using this Let's Go Shopping Money Word Problems Activity, students solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using \$ and ¢ symbols appropriately.

Your students need a lot of practicing counting money. This worksheet gives your students practice find the total price of a pile of coins.  This is a real life skill that every single student needs to be able to do.

Solve the money number stories. Use the space to work out the problem. You can draw coins or write an equation. Use the \$ or ¢ signs.

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If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about counting money.

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Introduce this activity by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Counting by Fives Song. Next, review best practices for counting coins. Have students share tips to make sure they are counting correctly.   Then, students complete the activity independently or with a partner. Finally, have student count plastic or real coins in the classroom.

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