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Making Change Worksheets

Check out these fun worksheets to help you teach your students how to make change.


Making change is a practical skill for your students in money education. When they go shopping, they want to make sure they receive the correct change in a purchase and also build arithmetic abilities through making change. These worksheets are excellent for younger students to develop their change-making proficiency.

Making Change Worksheets for Early Elementary

Your youngest students will benefit from these worksheets that have them make change. They use addition and subtraction to find the correct answers.

  • Buy, Sell, & Make Change: This worksheet requires students to determine how much change they would get from buying specific products. They must draw the amount in bills and coins and then write the total amounts. (2nd-3rd grade)
  • Counting Money and Making Change: This worksheet set involves multiple levels of cash practice. Little learners count money on one sheet and then use that knowledge to make change from various coins. (2nd-3rd grade)
  • Disney Ears Math – Making Change: This worksheet has students practice real-world applications – in this case, purchasing Disney ears – to see how much change they would receive. They need to work with different numbers and money, showing them practical ways to make change. (1st-4th grade)
  • Making Change from $1.00: If you want to challenge your students a bit, this worksheet requires some extra effort. They have to come up with two different ways to make change for each scenario, showing them how various coins can total the same amounts. (2nd grade)
  • Making Change: This worksheet provides a space to work on several change-making problems. Kids need to calculate change when given the cost of an item and how much someone paid for it. (1st-2ndgrade)
  • Making Change With Cents: This worksheet offers students six problems to calculate and determine how to make change. Each problem is unique and asks for various math skills. (2nd-3rd grade)
  • Making Change With $5: This worksheet focuses on a specific, consistent dollar amount – five dollars – to give students practice making change. They need to show their work in a designated space and write their final answers. (2nd-4th grade)
  • Making Change: This worksheet presents kids with several word problems. It combines reading comprehension skills with arithmetic and deciding which operations to use. (2nd-4th grade)

Making Change Worksheets for Upper Elementary

Your upper elementary students are well into decimals and subtraction, and these worksheets give them a practical way to use these abilities. They continue working on making change while strengthening their skills.

  • Can You Make Change? In this worksheet, kids calculate various change-making problems. You can use this as an exit ticket, in centers, or as a standalone, independent activity. (3rd-5th grade)
  • Making and Counting Change Activity: This worksheet comes with multiple problems for your students to solve. They see pictures of money, need to add it up, and then calculate change given. (3rd-6th grade)
  • Making Change Worksheet: In this worksheet, kids need to calculate the appropriate change based on given prices. They add up the money first and subtract the cost of the item to find the proper change amount. (3rd-4th grade)
  • Making Change Problems: Students use this worksheet to practice using pennies, nickels, and dimes to make the proper change. They can draw amounts, write in numbers, or describe totals in words. (2nd-4th grade)
  • Making Change With Different Coin Combinations: This worksheet has multiple problems asking students to make change. They need to perform specific tasks using coins like quarters and dimes to make the right change. (2nd-5th grade)
  • Making Change: This worksheet bundle shows students vivid images of items they may see on a menu and their prices. They make change based on which items people order on the sheet and how much they paid. (2nd-5th grade)
  • Making Change Practice: This worksheet reinforces subtracting decimals, using realistic prices and items on sale. They need to calculate correctly to find how much money they’re owed. (4th-5th grade)

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About the Author

Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a National Board Certified teacher with over two decades of experience in the classroom. He loves working with students of all ages in many subjects, but particularly in practical areas like money education, to help kids achieve their goals. When he is not teaching or writing about financial literacy, you can find him surfing, hiking, skiing, or traveling to new places.

Last updated on: November 11, 2022