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# Learning to count Money

Posted by on May. 2, 2007 at 12:31 PM
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Hi My Daughter is in 1st grade she's having a really hard time with the coin's I work with her all the time she had a test last week and got 1/15 so she's letting her retake it but the test they gave nothing was in color so I think she also had a hard time determining what it was. I made some really cute File Folder games with money so maybe that will make it more fun even Adding and Subtracting I guess math period I hate it to.  Their going to be taking that big End of Level Test in a couple of weeks AAHHHHHHHH.

Heather

by on May. 2, 2007 at 12:31 PM
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by on May. 2, 2007 at 1:27 PM

Since the test is all in black and white (blech) you should have her study it that way too. Take her last test and cut out the money and just keep trying fun game with it. When my guy was doing the coin learning last month they had some good homework pages where they had to figure out how many coins could buy certain things.  So a Doll cost .52cents how many coins does it take to buy it and how many different ways can you get 52 cents using different coins.

Good Luck!

by on May. 2, 2007 at 8:03 PM
My son is in kindergarten and already went over money and did good. Before he started school I got a learning kit with play money and books with  counting activities. Practice the way  she is taught in school, she'll do well. Does she do well with the shapes of each coin? Have a nice night.
by on May. 3, 2007 at 9:14 PM
My son is in 1st grade also and having alot of trouble with counting coins.  Especially the word problems.  If something cost 63 cents and  you have 7 dimes what's the change?  My son is just so lost and I don't know what to do to help him.  I spoke with the teacher, her response was just work on it every night.  I can't believe what kids are learning in 1st grade!!!
by on May. 3, 2007 at 9:48 PM

Quoting wapes:

My son is in 1st grade also and having alot of trouble with counting coins.  Especially the word problems.  If something cost 63 cents and  you have 7 dimes what's the change?  My son is just so lost and I don't know what to do to help him.  I spoke with the teacher, her response was just work on it every night.  I can't believe what kids are learning in 1st grade!!!

This is what I would do with your example.
Get 7 dimes, 2 nickels and 10 pennies.
Show your son the 7 dimes and ask him to count how much they equal.
Then take a dime away and put in the 2 nickels. Ask him again to add it up. Then take away the 2 nickels and put in the pennies. Again have him add it up. Then give him the problem It costs 63 cents and you have 70 cents how much would you have left? See if that helps.