# Sweet Sum Savings

## Worksheet Description

This engaging worksheet presents a fun and appetizing theme, asking students to determine what combinations of coins they would need to purchase various illustrated desserts. Each dessert item is labeled with a price, and below each are empty boxes aligned with plus signs, prompting students to fill in the coin values that add up to the total cost. The worksheet begins with a completed example, showing a combination of coins that equals 25 cents for a chocolate bar. This visual and interactive approach invites students to apply their knowledge of coin values in a real-world scenario – buying treats.

This worksheet is designed to teach students how to use different combinations of pennies (1¢), nickels (5¢), dimes (10¢), and quarters (25¢) to make up specific amounts of money. It encourages them to understand and apply the concept of equivalence, as they find various ways to reach the same total with different coins. The worksheet reinforces arithmetic skills through the addition of small sums and introduces basic financial literacy by simulating the process of making purchases. By completing this activity, students will become more comfortable with using U.S. currency and performing practical money-related calculations.