Lesson Worksheet: Calculating Change: USD Mathematics • 2nd Grade

In this worksheet, we will practice calculating change in cents and making change using the smallest number of coins.


Scarlett used 2 quarters and a dime to buy a bag of candy that cost 52 cents.

Find the change that she received.

  • A3 dimes and 1 nickel
  • B5 nickels and 2 pennies
  • C1 nickel and 3 pennies
  • D3 dimes and 2 pennies
  • E3 nickels and 1 penny


Sophia paid 75¢ for this toy car and received one coin as change. Which coin was it?

  • AA quarter
  • BA dime
  • CA nickel
  • DA penny


Ethan drinks celery juice in a restaurant. He pays for it with 75¢. How much change does he get?


Chloe buys 3 bracelets. She gives the cashier 2 dimes. How much change does she get?


Daniel bought the pen shown. He paid for it with a quarter. How much change should he get?


Michael pays for this ball with a dollar bill.

Finish skip counting from 46 to 100 to find out which coins you could give him as change.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E


Sophia uses a one-dollar bill to pay for an item that costs 78 cents.

She knows that she can skip count forward from 78 to 100 to find out how much change she will get.

Which group shows the coins that she will get as change?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E


Elizabeth paid 80¢ for this toy. Which coins could she receive as change?

  • A
  • B
  • C


Daniel buys the balloons shown. He pays 30¢. Count back from 30¢ to find how much change he gets.


James and Michael bought some candies that cost them 62 cents and they paid 70 cents. How much change did they receive?


Amelia bought some pencils that cost 22 cents and she paid 25 cents. Find the change that she got back.


David paid 60¢ for this eraser which costs 55¢.

Subtract to find out how much change he received.


Scarlett has the amount of money shown. She buys some items from a market that cost her 80¢. If she gave her money to the cashier, find the change that she received.

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