# Counting Money: Coins and Dollar Bills | Lessons & Word Problems

## Count the Value of Mixed Coins and Dollar Bills

### 38 Step-by-Step Math Lessons | Special Education Math Intervention | Second Grade Math Level

This **Counting Money: Coins & Dollar Bills** lesson workbook includes an example **IEP goal**, 38 step-by-step **lessons**, **reviews** and **assessments**. This evidence-based math intervention is tied to second grade standards and is great for special education math goals and tier 2 small group math interventions (RTI).

These sequential lessons are easy to teach, with **enough material for 8 weeks of instruction!**

Counting the value of a mixed group of coins can be tricky. This step-by-step workbook teaches students to use touch dots to make it much easier!

Most students are able to skip count by 10’s and 5’s and are therefore able to count groups of dimes and nickels without too much trouble. It gets more difficult, though, when quarters are added and coins are mixed together. Instead of going back and forth between counting by 25’s, 10’s, 5’s, and 1’s it is much simpler to use the touch dot method and only count by 5’s and 1’s. These lessons introduce how to do this in a structured, sequential way.

Initially touch dots are provided, but in the next lesson students must draw their own on each coin. Students are taught to start counting on the highest value coins and save pennies for last.

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## This PDF Download Includes:

38 Lessons

3 Reviews

3 Tests

108 Pages

8 Weeks of Instruction

## Students Will Be Able To:

- Name coins and write the value of each one
- Use the cents sign ¢
- Skip count to find the value of a group of like coins
- Use touch dots and count by 5’s and 1’s to find the value of a group of unlike coins
- Compare values of groups of coins using < > or =
- Draw coins and count their value to answer word problems
- Read and write values with the dollar sign $
- Count the value of dollar bills and coins (less than $10)

### Second Grade Math Standard:

- Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have? (CCSS 2.MD.C.8)

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