# Math Nook: Counting Money

What it is: Math Nook is a website with a collection of great flash based math games.  Counting Money is a fun little game from this website.  In this game students man a cash register and are given a target number to give change for.  This game allows for multiple solutions.  For example, if the target is ten cents, students could give a dime, two nickels, or ten pennies.  Any of these answers would be considered correct.  Target numbers are given in number and written form (0.10 and ten cents).

How to integrate Math Nook: Counting Money into the classroom: Counting Money would make a great math center on classroom computers.  Students can take turns manning the cash register.  Keep a class tally of the high score for this game and see how high the students can go.  If you have an interactive whiteboard, students could take turns returning change.  After the student at the board gives the solution, ask students what other coin combinations would have worked to solve the problem.  You could also turn Counting Money into a whole class game by splitting your class into teams and keeping score separately.

Tips: Thanks to @cwebbtech for sending me the ad free version of this game! Update: The ad free version URL does not always work so I changed the links back to the ad supported version.

1. kim Burke says:

just tried and link is not working.

2. Jenny says:

HI! Thanks for the great math ideas! I LOVE THIS! I can’t wait to use it with my class when we get to our money unit. Every year, counting money is a tough area for my students to master. I try to find fun, interactive ways to enhance learning. I will post again after using this and let you know how things went.

3. Jenny says:

The link works today. Great game for helping students count money! LOVE IT!

4. Glad you like our website and that you find it helpful. Yes, we aren’t too crazy about having ads but they are a necessary evil to help keep the games free. We hope that people will either find them useful and pertinent or at least not too annoying.

Keep checking back as I am working on a cool rounding game and will be putting up a free telling time worksheet generator soon. After that I will follow that up with an elapsed time generator and more.