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Appropriate Ages: Grades 2nd-3rd
Materials Needed: quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies; objects from around the house such as pieces of fruit or small toys
- Give your child a handful of quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies.
- Put a piece of fruit or a small toy on the table, and tell your child what it costs. Choose prices that are small, such as $0.25.
- Have your child find combinations of coins that equal that price.
- Change the item, raise the price, and repeat steps.