I have two low performing students in math that really struggle with counting money. I found a great powerpoint (http://www.spsk12.net/departments/ST...ntingCoins.ppt) to introduce the touch point strategy for counting money, but I need a printable. Anybody have one?

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I'm not help with the touch points but we use a strategy called "hairy money." You draw "hairs" (just a line) on each coin. A hair counts as 5... so for a quarter you draw 5 hairs, then dimes 2 hairs, nickel 1 hair and penny no hairs (we know this is just add one). Draw all "hairs" first and then start skip-counting by 5 each hair. Does this make sense? It's really a simple strategy that my 2nd graders understand.

I only have two worksheets on my home computer, but I several more on my external hard drive that I accidently left at school. I hope these two will help. Let me know if you would like me to post the rest on Monday.

I created two touch point coin posters to use as a resource in my classroom. The first one just has the touch points and the second one has the counts by 5's. Hope this helps.
I'm also going to post this to my blog at www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com

I am very sorry, but I received a message that I should not post anymore of the pages, because it is copyrighted material. I will ask the math resource teacher at my school tomorrow, if she got the sheets from a website. That way I can post a link so that you may print the sheets from the site directly.

Thank you so much for posting these materials!
My school is severely underfunded and I've only recently learned about touchpoint math. I love it!
My kids are really going to enjoy counting money this way.
Thanks again.

I LOVE this Touchmath Coin poster... thank you SO much. I made several copies, laminated them and cut out the coins. I will use these to teach coin counting mixed groups of coins. I am wondering if you might be able to upload an additional page with some pennies (with the dash)?