Kumon My First Book of Money Counting Coins
Publisher: Kumon Publishing
Published In: China
We included this book in our kindergarten curriculum but there are a few things that make it not as great as I'd hoped. The first few pages are about counting by ones, up to 100. While that is certainly something a kid needs to know before they can count coins, I'd have thought that was a prerequisite for starting the book, and the pages just seem wasted. There is also a lot of tracing of numbers, like showing 7 pennies and the number 7 in grey. While I understand one line like that as an example, there are whole pages where kids have nothing but tracing work. Again, that is fine, but it feels like wasted space when I would have though most people purchasing this book would be doing so for kids that are past that point.
This workbook will be a lot of fun for workbook loving kids. I would say it is a great additional resource to a main math curriculum to change things up a bit and have some variety or to keep up with math over the summer.
My kids love Learning math and counting this book is a great easy way to learn the concept of money.
My daughter has been working on coin counting for a while. We’ve used real coin, and now she’s using this book to reinforce this skill in a more concrete way. It’s very colorful and child friendly!
Our math curriculum doesn’t teach money this year, and my K and 1st grade students are super interested in it. This is an easy workbook to add into our routine. They like it a lot!