As second graders deepen their understanding of value, money will take an important place in the maths 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 practising this skill.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Change Will Do You GoodHere's a story that practices reading AND maths! 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 ValuePenny, nickel, dime, quarter! Kids must order coins according to their values in this interactive drag-and-drop maths 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 FishingThe 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 maths, a main feature of the year two and year three curriculum.
Money Math: Piggy BankSometimes maths just needs some bright colors and fun animation to make it exciting. Help your second grader practise money maths 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 PenelopeLearning to count coins is a crucial life skill, and essential for year three maths. 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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