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Coin Box

Pre-K-2, 3-5
Count with understanding and recognize 'how many' in sets of objects.
Math Content:
Count with understanding and recognize 'how many' in sets of objects.

Learn how to count, collect, exchange, and make change for coins. The coin tiles help you count as you learn the value of each coin. How many of the games can you master?


For all games, you can start either in the coin or coin tile view. The view can be changed within the game. By default, games will start in the coin view.


Toolbar: The blue toolbar at the top allows you to:

  • Change the mode of the game.
  • Enter in your answer.
  • Check your work.
  • Reset the current problem.
  • Move onto a new problem.

Active Workspace

The workspace area is where you will do all the work to complete a problem. You can add, remove, and move coins in this area. In the coin tile view, there will be a coin box where you can arrange coin tiles to help you count the value. The darker 5×5 outlines allow for counting similar to a ten-frame.


The left bank allows you to add and remove coins to and from the active workspace. The bank is also used in exchanging coins. Use the green exchange button to change coins from the workspace for an equivalent group of coins. Any number of coins may be moved to either area as long as the total of both halves are equal.

Questions for students:

  1. What are some different ways you can break down a quarter?
  2. I am a coin that is worth 2 nickels. Can you name me?
  3. I paid for a 70¢ item with a $1 bill. What are the fewest coins I could have received in change?
  4. Is it easier to work with coin blocks or loose change?