mathonfloor.jpgContinue practicing counting to 100. Choose a movement to be performed (such as a clap) each time you reach a ten.
Have your child practice counting on with a dime and a number of pennies.
Call out the coin names (dime, nickel and penny) and have your child hold up their fingers to show how many cents each coin represents.

Give your child a large collection (beans, buttons, macaroni, etc.) to count. Have them make groups of ten to help them count the tens and then the ones that are left.

Read A Chair for my Mother, Williams, with your child. In this book, a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother save coins in a jar to buy a big, comfortable chair after a house fire destroys their home. Help your child connect what they are learning about coins to the story. Other stories about money include My Rows and Piles of Coins, Picking Peas for a Penny, and Mama Bear (see Literature List).

Use a piece of 1 in. square graph paper to make a hundred grid. Have your child write the numbers in each square. Use the grid to practice adding and subtracting tens from a number. Practice counting by tens using the grid starting at various numbers. Example: 34, 44, 54, 64, 74, 84, 94.

Have your child use dimes, nickels and pennies to make various amounts of cents (less than fifty) with the fewest coins possible.

Share counting books to 100 such as One Hundred is a Family, Ryan, Chicka, Chicka, 1, 2, 3, Martin or Many Ways to 100, Franko-Feeney (See Literature List).

Practice subtraction from teen numbers. Tell your child a story that requires subtracting from a teen number and have them solve the problem.