Our money tray has been a big hit this week- I though I would share how Bear has been using it.
On our tray:
A jar with 100 pennies, a few quarters, dimes and nickels.
Printable Money Flashcards from Math Salamanders (free, us and uk version)
We reviewed the names of coins and amounts with the cards from Counting Coconuts.
Bear has been taking the cards with the amounts printed and adding up the coins to match. Pretty simple!
This is a lot less frustrating if they can add tens and fives and ones. We tried this a few months ago and he was definitely not ready. Numbers up to 10 or 20 also work well (just take those cards out of the set to use)
How we introduced money: