Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
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Saint Francis DeSales

Coin Values

Today we reviewed coin values. I printed out some reminder sheets from Counting Coconuts, that have both the names of the coins and their values. We talked about how many of each coin makes up a dollar. I tried to print out some printables for this from The Activity Mom, but they didn't print out with the circles on them, so we just talked about it. He passed all of this with flying colors.

We then went on to counting a random selection of coins. He would close his eyes and pick out some and then count them.
He did better if he had a piece of paper to write down the various totals of the types of coins. For instance, if he had 1 dime, 3 nickles and 3 pennies, he would write down an equation: 10 + 15 + 3 and get the correct answer.

 Another coin value game is a Bingo-type game. Make a 5 x 5 square grid and fill in each square with coin values (1, 5, 10, 25 and 50). Meanwhile write various combinations values of the coins (such as 34, 2, 16) on slips of paper or index cards.
 To play, pick a card and put counters (or real coins would be even better) on the grid to equal the amount shown on the index card. The object of the game is to fill in as many of  the squares as he can. Each time he plays, he tries to better is score. You could play it with two or more people, each with their own boards. 


  1. I'll have to see that game in action for some reason I'm not visualizing it. I'm coming to learn that I am a VERY visual learner. Sigh.

  2. I like the idea of the coin bingo game. I guess I wouldn't mind a visual, if you were so inclined to take pictures and post them, Phyllis ;)
    There's nothing wrong with being a visual learner! I often have trouble with visualization, too.

  3. We will probably be looking more into coins and their value this year.


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