Coin Combo

Help Tumbleweed select different combinations of coins to make the correct amount of money.

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While Playing: 
  • Play the game with your child. Reveal your strategies for calculating differnt coin amounts (e.g., a nickel is worth five cents and three more pennies must add to eight cents).
  • Bring your child shopping with you. Have your child use a calculator to add purchases before going to teh cash register. Have your child alert you once the spending is more than $5, $10 or $20.
Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Playing Coin Combo helps your child become familiar with different coin amounts, and combining coins to make change. This online activity also reinforces the idea that one can reach different totals using many  combinations. This game meets many expectations in multiple grades, one of which is:

Math: Number Sense and Numeration

Read, represent, compare and order whole numbers to 100, and use concrete materials to represent fractions and money amounts to 100cents.

At-Home Activities: 
  • Try to accumulate a variety of coins to open up your own store at home. Role play as the store keeper. As storeowner, price items for sale. The shopper will enter with set amount of money to spend. Challenge your son or daughter to stay within budget and to add totals in your mind. Use a variety of strategies to subtract to figure out the change needed. Have your child think of the different ways to pay for the products (e.g. 25 could be given as one quarter, one nickel and two dimes or five nickels). Involve other family members in the role playing scenario