# 3. Count Money

Calculate the amount of money, given a collection of coins (only pennies, nickels and dimes are used). The worksheet starts off with counting money in homogenous collection (coins of the same type), before moving on to mixed collection. It is important to remember that students are not familiar with multiplication in this grade. Therefore counting money must be based on counting and skip counting skills. For example, counting money in pennies is the same as counting forward, counting money in nickels is the same as counting by 5's and counting money in dimes is the same as counting by 10's. In mixed collections, students need to follow the same method of skip counting. It is easier if they arrange coins by decreasing the order of their value before counting.

### Common Core Alignment

**2.MD.8**Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ยข symbols appropriately.