Sunday, January 18, 2009



SMMART MATH: HIDING COINS

Fill an empty water bottle 2/3 full of rice, sand, dried beans, or oats. Place several of each type of coin into the bottle (quarters, dimes, pennies, nickles).

Shake, shake, shake and encourage your child to name the type of coin he sees.

Discuss the value of each coin and see if your child can name the correct value amount when he names the coin that he sees.

(Many times you can only see a tiny bit of the coin, so you will need to recognize some identifying characteristics other than just the size of the coin.)
Lisa

2 comments:

3chickapens said...

This is a great idea! I am going to try it. We have been working on learning coins and money so any other ideas you have let me know.

Jedda said...

fun idea-thanks!

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