# Making change

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## Information about the videoMaking change

### What is making change?

Sometimes when people are paying for items they do not have the exact amounts of money. When this happens, they receive change. Making change is how many dollar bills or coins you get back when you pay too much. Change can be dollar bills or coins! It’s the difference of the money you pay with and how much the item costs.

#### How to make change

There are different ways that you can figure out making change with money. In this video we used a number line while counting money and making change. When using a number line to subtract money…

• Start by creating an equation. You can subtract the amount of money the item cost from how much money was given to pay for it.

• Next, put the larger number on the right side of the number line.

• Then, skip count backwards.

• Finally, the number you land on is the answer, or the change!

#### Making change practice

Let’s practice making change with the example below.

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Zuri and Freddie are buying TONS of s’more supplies. If they give one hundred dollars, and the supplies cost eighty-three dollars, how much change will they receive?

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They will receive seventeen dollars back in change!

#### Making change with money - summary

Remember, making change is the difference of how much you pay and the cost of the item. You can use many different tools to solve making change, such as a number line!

When using a number line to make change remember…

• Step one: Create an equation

• Step two: Put the larger number on the right of the number line

*Step three: Count backwards the amount of the second number

• Step four: The number you land on is the answer, or change!

#### Making change – Additional Practice

At the end of the video, there are exercises for continued practice of making change through counting money worksheets.