# Activity: Counting Coins

Collecting and counting money!

Step 1:** **Collect all the coins in the house! (I am sure your family won't mind when you say you are learning mathematics.)

Step 2: Sort them into groups (**5c** in one group, **10c** in another, etc)

Step 3: Count how many in each group, then calculate the group value.

Example: You count your **5c** coins, and find you have **15** of them.

5c × 15 = **75c**

You can use this form:

Coin | How Many | Value |

Total Value: |

Step 4: Add up all the group totals so you know how much money you have!

Tell everyone what a good job you did ... ... and ask if you can keep the money! |

Tip: If you make stacks of coins **exactly 10 high** it is easier to calculate the totals.