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There are eleven sets of money worksheets:

- Counting Pennies
- Counting Nickels
- Counting Dimes
- Counting Quarters
- Counting Half Dollars
- Counting Nickels, Pennies
- Counting Dimes, Pennies
- Counting Dimes, Nickels, Pennies
- Counting Quarters, Dimes, Nickels, Pennies
- Value of Coins (Coins given in words)
- Money Word Problems

In these free math worksheets, students learn to count nickels & pennies and convert to cents.

**How to count nickels & pennies?**

Counting nickels and pennies involves recognizing the value of each coin and understanding how to combine them to represent different amounts. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to teach counting nickels and pennies:

**Introduction to Nickels and Pennies:**

Start by introducing nickels and pennies separately. Show pictures or real examples of nickels (5 cents) and pennies (1 cent). Explain the characteristics of each coin, including their values:

Nickel: 5 cents

Penny: 1 cent

**Counting by Coin Values:**

Teach students to count by the values of each coin. For example, counting by ones for pennies and by fives for nickels.

**Grouping Coins:**

Introduce the concept of grouping coins. Explain that certain combinations of nickels and pennies can make specific amounts. For example, two nickels equal 10 cents, and five pennies also equal 5 cents.

**Hands-On Activities:**

Provide students with sets of mixed coins (nickels and pennies) and encourage them to count and group them. Use hands-on activities like sorting or creating “money towers” with nickels and pennies.

**Counting in Context:**

Create real-life scenarios for counting nickels and pennies. For instance, if an item costs a certain amount, ask students to figure out how many nickels and pennies they need to pay for it.

**Counting with Objects:**

Incorporate everyday objects or drawings to create counting scenarios. For example, draw a picture of a snack priced at 7 cents and ask students to use nickels and pennies to reach that amount.

**Simple Addition and Subtraction:**

Introduce simple addition and subtraction using nickels and pennies. For example, “If you have three nickels and four pennies, how much money do you have?”

**Play Games:**

Create coin-counting games specifically focusing on nickels and pennies. Games like “Nickel-Penny Toss” or “Coin Sorting Races” can make learning fun.

**Counting with Songs:**

Use counting songs or rhymes that involve nickels and pennies. Create catchy tunes or actions to engage students in the learning process.

**Reinforcement:**

Provide positive reinforcement and praise when students successfully count nickels and pennies or solve counting problems involving these coins.

**Review and Practice:**

Regularly review and practice counting nickels and pennies to reinforce the concept. Use diverse activities to maintain engagement.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to count nickels & pennies.

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Counting Nickels & Pennies Worksheet #1

(Answers on the second page.)

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Count & Convert Coins (eg. 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 penny = ___ cents)

Money Word Problems

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