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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 pennies and convert to cents.

**How to count pennies?**

Counting pennies can be a fun and educational activity for a first-grade student. Here’s a guide on how to introduce counting pennies to a first-grader:

**Introduction:**

Start by introducing the concept of pennies and their value. Explain that a penny is the smallest coin and is worth 1 cent.

**Visual Aid:**

Use visual aids such as pictures of pennies or actual pennies to show what they look like. You can also draw simple representations of pennies.

**Counting by Ones:**

Begin counting pennies one by one. Use phrases like “one penny,” “two pennies,” and so on. Encourage the child to touch and move each penny as they count.

**Grouping:**

Introduce the concept of grouping by creating sets of 5 or 10 pennies. Explain that when you have 5 pennies, you can exchange them for a nickel, which is worth 5 cents.

**Counting in Groups:**

Practice counting by fives using the grouped pennies. For example, count “5, 10, 15, 20…” and so on.

**Simple Addition:**

Introduce simple addition by combining groups of pennies. For example, “If you have 3 pennies and add 2 more, how many pennies do you have?”

**Counting with Objects:**

Use everyday objects or drawings to create scenarios for counting pennies. For instance, “If you have 2 apples and each apple costs 3 pennies, how many pennies do you need to buy both apples?”

**Play Games:**

Make counting pennies enjoyable by incorporating games. For example, create a “penny toss” game where the child tosses pennies into a container and then counts how many they successfully land.

**Counting with Songs:**

Utilize counting songs or rhymes that involve pennies. Incorporate movements or claps to make it engaging.

**Reinforcement:**

Provide positive reinforcement and praise when the child successfully counts a set of pennies or answers a counting question correctly.

Remember to keep the activities age-appropriate, and use a hands-on and interactive approach to make learning about pennies enjoyable for a first-grade student.

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

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**Printable**

Counting Pennies Worksheet #1

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Counting Pennies Worksheet #2

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

Money Word Problems

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