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Make a Dollar
Grade: K-2
Subject(s): Counting
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor
Materials
  • Tool Factory Word Processor
  • Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters (optional)
    Overview
    Students drag pictures of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters into boxes in order to show different ways of adding change up to a dollar.
    Instructions
    1) Open Tool Factory Word Processor. Open the "Make a Dollar" worksheet. Have students save the worksheet as their own.
    2) Each picture represents two coins. Students copy and paste the pictures as many times as necessary to create a dollar in the boxes provided. For example, they may copy and paste one picture of quarters (=2 quarters=50 cents), two pictures of dimes (=4 dimes=40 cents), and one picture of nickels (=2 nickels=10 cents). The total value of the coins in each box must equal one dollar.
    3) Students type in the number of each coin they added to the box in the small squares designated for each coin.
    4) Remind students to save their work.
    5) The "Make a Dollar Key" shows some examples which may help students get started.
    Follow-up Activities
    Create additional worksheets to give students more space to create more dollars with different coin combinations.

    Have students work with actual coins to create dollars using as many different combinations of coins as possible.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Make a Dollar
  • Make a Dollar Key
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Make a Dollar
  • Make a Dollar Key
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Mathematics Standard 1, Level 1, #1: Draws pictures to represent problems.

    Mathematics Standard 4, Level 1, #3: Knows processes for telling time, counting money, and measuring length, weight, and temperature, using basic standard and non-standard units.