Welcome to the money worksheets page at Math-Drills.com where you will not be short-changed! This page includes Money worksheets for counting coins and for operations with Dollars, Euros, and Pounds.
Students encounter money early on, and they must be able to manage it themselves in their everyday lives and into adulthood. There are many activities that you can do related to counting, adding, and subtracting money, so save some coins or purchase some play money to complete some of the activities on the money math worksheets below.
The policies of the United States Mint and the European Central Bank allow us to use their coin images on our worksheets. The Canadian coin images are used with permission from the Royal Canadian Mint. Permission to use Australian currency coin designs was obtained from the Royal Australian Mint.
Counting Coins Worksheets
This is a great place to start with younger students as they are likely to encounter coins before they encounter too many bills. Including children in money transactions helps them to develop important money management skills and has benefits in other math topics such as fractions.
Adding Money Worksheets
Adding money amounts is a nice way to gently move students into thinking about decimals and what a great opportunity to use some manipulatives. Students generally perform better with math that has meaning. Decimal numbers to hundredths have most likely been in students' lives since very early on as stores display prices, parents comment about the prices to help develop critical thinking in their children, so if there is one decimal that students understand well, it is money. They sometimes have trouble relating it to paper and pencil which is why manipulatives come in handy. Play money is a little cheaper than real money and doesn't disappear quite as quickly.
Subtracting Money Worksheets
The strategy of choice for subtracting money is the counting up strategy. It works especially well for giving change from whole dollar/Pound/Euro amounts. Following is an example of how it works. Let's say the bill at the grocery store came out to $13.46 and the cashier was presented with a $20.00 bill and for some odd reason, the monitor on his cash machine had a crack in it that obscured the amount of change to give. What would he do?! The first thing to do is to take four cents out of the drawer because he needs to add the $13.46 to an unknown amount to make $20, and four cents will bring the $13.46 up to $13.50 which makes things rounder and, for most, a little easier. Next, he needs to pull out two quarters to bring the amount up to $14 even. He can then remove a dollar bill to make the amount $15, and finally pull out a $5 bill to count up to $20. Now, if he wanted to know how much change he gave, he just needs to think back to what he pulled out of the drawer: $5 + $1 + $0.50 + $0.04 = $6.54.
Next Dollar Up Strategy
The next dollar up strategy is used for students who are not able to make change, but can determine how many dollars it will take to cover an amount. For example, if something is $5.45, then they would need to give $6 to cover that amount since the next dollar up from $5(.45) is $6.