Learn to Count Money

Barbara J. Feldman

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters: can you count them? Can you give change? Money-counting skills require practice, and these online money-counting games make it fun.

  • Aplusmath: Money Flash Cards5 stars

    "How much money is here?" Aplusmath's interactive money-counting flash cards present one problem at a time, using dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. If you prefer an interactive worksheet with ten, twenty or fifty problems on a single screen, visit here instead. On both pages, the coins and bills are laid out in order from pennies to dollar, making it a little bit easier to count them than if they were scattered randomly.

  • Family Education Network: Piggybank4 stars

    "Can you choose coins that add up to an amount of money?" As coins fall from the top of the screen, click on them to reach your goal. To remove a chosen coin from your total, simply click on it again. Easy level shows the sum of your chosen coins. When playing at the hard level, you have to keep the running total in your head. The game is won when your piggy bank is full. Oink, oink!

  • FunBrain: Change Maker5 stars

    This time you earn money in a virtual piggy bank by calculating change. "If you get the answer correct, the amount of change is added to your piggy bank. If you get the answer wrong, the correct amount of change is subtracted from your piggy bank. The more money you get in your piggy bank, the harder the questions will get." Change Maker has four levels of difficulty (including Big Spender with purchases over $100) and five currencies: American dollar, Canadian dollar, Mexican peso, English pound and Australian dollar.

  • Little Fingers: How Many Cents?4 stars

    Count the various coins, and enter your answer on the calculator using your keyboard or your mouse. I like simplicity of this game, and all the answers are under a dollar, so this is a good site to start with. Click on Index for a menu of sixteen additional early education Shockwave games, including telling time, counting, and alphabet activities.

  • Play to Learn: Learn to Count Money4 stars

    Vary the difficulty of this exercise by selecting how many coins and bills to count (three to eight) and the largest denomination you want to include (from a quarter up to a twenty-dollar bill.) The Kennedy half-dollars and Eisenhower dollars look an awful lot a like here, so if you are stumped, just hit Hint, and each coin and bill will be labeled. The Play To Learn site also has a Learn to Tell Time game.

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Learn to Count Money." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 13 Oct. 2004. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/countingmoney/ >.

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  • By . Originally published October 13, 2004. Last modified July 9, 2014.

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