Free worksheets for counting money
Find here an unlimited supply of printable money worksheets for counting US coins and bills. The worksheets are highly customizable and available in both PDF and html formats.
You can include any of the common coins: the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half-dollar; plus one-dollar, five-dollar, and ten-dollar bills. You can limit the total money value to be less than $1 (the answers will be in cents), less than $2, less than $5, less than $10, less than $50, or less than $100.
You can choose the number of problems on the worksheet and the maximum number of coins/bills included in the problems. Since the coin and bill images easily fill the page, the higher that maximum number is, the less problems will fit in the page. Please change the different options until you are happy with the final result. The "cellpadding" option controls the white space around the problem. To make the images larger or smaller, change the "zoom" option in your browser's print preview or in the menu "View -> Zoom".
Basic instructions for the worksheets
Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The answer key is automatically generated and is placed on the second page of the file.
You can generate the worksheets either in html or PDF format — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "Create PDF" or "Make PDF worksheet". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "View in browser" or "Make html worksheet". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then edit it in Word or other word processing program.
Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:
- PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
- Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.
Counting money worksheets - examples
- Pennies, nickels, and dimes only - amounts less than $1.00 - up to 6 coins
- Pennies, nickels, and dimes only - amounts less than $1.00 - up to 12 coins
- Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters - amounts less than $1.00 - up to 6 coins
- Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters - amounts less than $1.00 - up to 10 coins
- Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters - amounts less than $2.00 - up to 10 coins
- Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters - amounts less than $5.00 - up to 15 coins
- All five different coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars) - amounts up to $10 - up to 8 coins
- The four common coins plus $1 and $5 bills - up to 10 coins/bills
- All coins and the $1, $5, and $10 bills - up to 15 coins/bills
Interactive Count Money Activity
This interactive tool allows children to practice counting money or the teacher to illustrate how to count money using a whiteboard. By pushing the 'Automatic' button, you're given an amount of money to count. Alternatively you can drag any coins and bills to the workmat area yourself. The 'Total' button then reveals the correct answer.