We've been working on money for the last week or so in math. The kids are doing quite well with identifying the coins and their values, but we're having some trouble counting mixed coins.
I decided to turn one of my literacy stations into a math station to give extra practice.
Let me take you on the ten cent tour....
I have included some of my money books. If you haven't read it, Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday is really cute.
I got the penny and hundred dollar bill puzzles from Target's dollar aisle a few years ago. They are quite a challenge. Especially the penny because the puzzle is round!
In this basket are some counting coins wipe-off books.
This tub contains a hodgepodge of money "stuff." There are flashcards, puzzles, piggy banks with amounts written on them and the kids have to make the same amount, etc.
I have a question for you. Do you think, what with our society being one of debit/credit cards, that our students are sometimes lacking in money knowledge? I know that I am guilty of just using my debit card - I rarely carry actual money. I am anxious to hear your thoughts.