What Comes Next? Counting Coins

3 sets of coins. The 1st has 2 pennies. The 2nd has 4 pennies. The 3rd has 1 nickel and 1 penny.

What do you notice? What do you wonder? What comes next?

Show or tell what the next few pictures look like. Describe how you know.


What would the 7th picture look like? The 9th picture? Why do you think so?


Create your own money pattern. If it’s helpful, use the MLC Money Pieces app. Share your pattern with someone else. Ask them what comes next!