Are you teaching money soon? Counting change is either super easy for students or incredibly difficult. I mean, who thought to make Thomas Jefferson and George Washington look so similar on their coins anyway??? Seriously! Here’s my Counting Change Strategy – Stop and Repeat.
Teaching coin value stinks, but using touch points always seems to make it easier for my students. So I started using a strategy I call stop and repeat. It works because it is a cue card that you slowly start making go away, but students have practiced it so often that they can visualize it. Here, take a look!