Math and Money Worksheets

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Children as young as preschoolers will enjoy learning about money by counting coins. Teach them to count money beginning with pennies and then nickels. Help them learn the value of each coin, and then provide these worksheets with images of pennies, nickels, and mixed quantities to help them grasp the concept. Each practice page can be printed as a PDF. 

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Counting Pennies - Worksheet 1

Print the pdf: Counting Pennies - Worksheet 1 and complete the activity.

Starting with pennies, explain to your student that the value of a penny is one cent. Have your student count the number of pennies in each row and write the total they count in the space provided. Let them know that some of the coins are right side up, while others are upside down, but the value remains the same.

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Counting Pennies - Worksheet 2

Print the pdf: Counting Pennies - Worksheet 2 and complete the activity.

For this activity, the student will become comfortable counting and recording larger quantities of coins. Note that some of the coins in each row will be upside down, and other coins will be face side up.

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Counting Pennies - Worksheet 3

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When the student is confident with fewer pennies, try introducing this worksheet with more pennies in each row. Once they are successful with the pennies practice, you can introduce nickels, followed by dimes and quarters.

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Counting Nickels - Worksheet 1

Print the pdf: Counting Nickels - Worksheet 1 and complete the activity.

For the first nickel activity, explain to your student the value of a nickel as compared to a penny. Also, let them look at a nickel coin to observe the difference in size, color, and images from those on the penny. Teach them about counting by fives, so that they can successfully complete the worksheet.

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Counting Nickels - Worksheet 2

Print the pdf: Counting Nickels - Worksheet 2 and complete the activity.

For this activity, the student will become comfortable counting and recording larger quantities of nickel coins. Remind the student that some of the coins in each row will be upside down, and other coins will be face side up.

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Counting Nickels - Worksheet 3

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When you feel the student is ready, try introducing this worksheet with more nickels in each row. Once they are successful with the nickels practice, you can introduce mixed coin practice, with nickels and pennies.

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Mixed Practice - Worksheet 1

Print the pdf: Mixed Practice - Worksheet 1 and complete the activity.

When introducing a mixed coin practice, remind the student that each type of coin has a different value. Point out the differences in each coin and remind them of the value of each. Start with this worksheet, which has fewer coins, and allow the student to increase the number of coins in each row as they become more confident in counting mixed coins.

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Mixed Practice - Worksheet 2

Print the pdf: Mixed Practice - Worksheet 2 and complete the activity.

Once the student has successfully completed the first mixed coin worksheet, provide another practice sheet to be sure they have grasped the skill. Remind them to look at the coins in each row carefully so they assign the correct value to each coin.

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Mixed Practice - Worksheet 3

Print the pdf: Mixed Practice - Worksheet 3 and complete the activity.

As the student becomes more confident, provide this worksheet, which has more coins in each row. Remind the student that some of the coins in each row will be upside down, and other coins will be face side up.

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Mixed Practice - Worksheet 4

Print the pdf: Mixed Practice - Worksheet 4 and complete the activity.

When you feel the student is ready, try introducing this worksheet with more pennies and nickels in each row. Once they are successful with this practice, you can introduce dimes and quarters to the mixed coin practice.