The student will

a)   count and compare a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters whose total value is $2.00 or less; and

b)   correctly use the cent symbol (¢), dollar symbol ($), and decimal point (.).

Essential Knowledge and Skills  (Full Curriculum Framework for this SOL)

  • Determine the value of a collection of coins and one-dollar bills whose total value is $2.00 or less.
  • Compare the values of two sets of coins and one-dollar bills (each set having a total value of $2.00 or less), using the terms greater than, less than, or equal to.
  • Simulate everyday opportunities to count and compare a collection of coins and one-dollar bills whose total value is $2.00 or less. 
  • Use the cent (¢) and dollar ($) symbols and decimal point (.) to write a value of money which is $2.00 or less.

Textbook Correlation

  Grade  Lesson(s)
2.10a 2  1-11, 5-15, 5-16, 9-1, 9-2,  11-6, 11-7
2.10b 2  5-15, 5-16, 9-1, 9-2, 11-6, 11-7

Links to Related SOL
K.7   1.7   2.10   3.8

On-Line Games and Practice:

netcredit.com: Understanding Practical Money Management
Extensive site about money
(Special thanks to Mrs. Matteo's class in Daly City, CA for sharing this resource!)

hbschool.com: Count and Compare Money
Given 2 sets of money, count each set then compare

hbschool.com: Counting Money
Count the change

internet4classrooms.com: Counting Coins and Coin Value
Over 20 links to games and activities about money

aplusmath.com: Money Flashcards
On-line flashcards to count money, includes bills and coins

playtolearn.com: Counting Money
You choose the difficulty in this game from how many coins and if bills are included, hints are given if students need coins marked with value

apples4theteacher.com: Counting Coins
Students are told the amount of money to put on the table, they drag coins to make the amoun 

hbschool.com: Counting Coins
Seeing front and backs of coins count the amount given

classrooms.jc-schools.net: Money Games
Over 30 links to choose from

abcya.com: Counting Money
Counting bills and coins, coins and bills are marked with values

homeschoolmath.com: Counting Coins and Money
Over 15 links to choose from, interactive activities and worksheets included

mathplayground.com: Count the Money
Given the total amount, and how many of one coin they have, they have to figure out how many of another coin is needed


eduplace.com: Count and Compare Money Amounts
Ideas and tips for counting and comparing money

pbs.org: Money Counts
Complete lesson plan for counting and comparing money

suite101.com: Money Activity
Instructions for setting up a classroom store

teachkidshow.com: Teaching Kids How to Count Money
Activities to help with counting money

moneyinstructor.com: Counting Money with Coins Lessons
Several links to help with counting money, interactive activities, worksheets and games are included

Free Worksheets:

softschools.com: Count and Compare Worksheets
Generate your own worksheets, choosing the types of coins to use

superteacherworksheets.com: Money Worksheets
Several worksheets to choose from mix or keep coins separate