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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 and convert to cents.

**How to count nickels?**

Counting nickels with first-grade students can be a fun and engaging activity. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to introduce and teach counting nickels to first-graders:

**Introduction:**

Begin by introducing the nickel coin. Explain that a nickel is worth 5 cents, and it has a picture of Thomas Jefferson on one side.

**Visual Aid:**

Use visual aids such as pictures of nickels or real nickels to help students become familiar with the coin. You can also draw simple representations of nickels.

**Counting by Fives:**

Emphasize that counting nickels involves counting by fives. Use phrases like “5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents” and so on. Encourage students to practice counting by fives using nickels.

**Grouping Nickels:**

Introduce the concept of grouping nickels. Explain that when you have 5 nickels, you can exchange them for a quarter, which is worth 25 cents.

**Hands-On Activities:**

Use hands-on activities to engage students in counting nickels. Provide them with sets of nickels and encourage them to count and group them.

**Counting in Context:**

Create real-life scenarios where students can count nickels. For example, if an item costs 15 cents, ask students how many nickels they need to buy it.

**Counting with Objects:**

Incorporate everyday objects or drawings to create counting scenarios. For instance, draw five apples and ask students to count how much they would cost in nickels.

**Simple Addition:**

Introduce simple addition using nickels. For example, “If you have 2 nickels and add 3 more, how much money do you have?”

**Play Games:**

Make counting nickels enjoyable by incorporating games. For instance, create a “nickel toss” game where students toss nickels into a container and then count how many they landed.

**Counting with Songs:**

Use counting songs or rhymes that involve nickels. Create catchy tunes or actions to make the learning experience fun.

**Reinforcement:**

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

**Review and Practice:**

Regularly review and practice counting nickels to reinforce the concept. Use various activities and exercises to keep the learning experience diverse and engaging.

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

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Counting Nickels Worksheet #1

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Counting Nickels Worksheet #2

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