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I am sure I have many homeschool parents or parents that like to do learning activities with their children. Thought I would share this activity for your third grader.
Lots of Money
This activity allows a child to work with coins and understand that there are many ways to make the same amount of money. Children learn the value and purchasing power of coins when they discover one-quarter can equal three other coins: two dimes and a nickel.
What You Need:
- A money kit containing:
- 20 pennies, 10 nickels, 10 dimes, and 4 quarters
- Notebook paper
What You Do:
As your child improves in counting coins, you can introduce the problem-solving strategy of keeping an organized list. Using the notebook paper, divide it into four columns. At the top, assign one column each for Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters. Now, when you ask your child to make an amount, have her write down how many of each coin she needs to equal the total. For example, if you ask her to make 63 cents, she could write down: 2 in the quarter column, 1 in the dime column, and 3 in the pennies column.
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