As second graders deepen their understanding of value, money will take an important place in the math curriculum. You can help teach kids the value of coins with this guided money lesson, designed by our team of curriculum experts. The lesson features targeted instruction and helpful exercises that provide practical real-life examples for kids to use in practicing this skill.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Change Will Do You Good Here's a story that practices reading AND math! Follow Roly on his quest to make enough money to buy the world's biggest cookie. Can he earn it all before the bakery closes?
Ordering Coins By Value Penny, nickel, dime, quarter! Kids must order coins according to their values in this interactive drag-and-drop math game. Perfect for helping children grasp real-life money skills, this ordering game will have them counting up their own coins and understanding their values in no time.
Identifying Coins: Couch Fishing The ability to identify coins comes in handy in this couch surfing game. Students click on the couch coins to correctly answer the questions. Which coin is worth 10 cents? Which coin is worth the most? Games such as this one that teach familiarity with nickels, pennies, dimes and quarters can help students gain confidence with money math, a main feature of the first grade and second grade curriculum.
Money Math: Piggy Bank Sometimes math just needs some bright colors and fun animation to make it exciting. Help your second grader practice money math with this quick, colorful game that lets them count up pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. First they will find the total already in the piggy bank, then they will find themselves adding money to the bank to reach a new number.
Money Math: Shopping with Penelope Learning to count coins is a crucial life skill, and essential for second grade math. Help your child learn to identify coins and add them up with this money manipulatives game, as they help Penelope pay for purchases at the cash register.

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