This activity has been revised and was originally created by Mary Jane Clark and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
It’s important for students to have an understanding of coins and their values, to be able to purchase a soda from a machine or to pay bus fare. This activity uses coins to teach a number of skills in addition to coin value, including one-to-one correspondence, left/right orientation and packaging. Lessons include Math, Career Development and Independent Living Skills.