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- Kimberly K.
- Bourbonnais, IL
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Students identify and interpret the relationships between various components of currency, discusses the uses of money, and provides advanced lessons on making change. They also identify the various ways that money is used and how to use it and give change using addition and subtraction and the value of coins.
Pupils review the table with currencies equivalents for the American dollar from the following countries: Australia, Great Britain, China, Canada, India, Japan, Kenya, and Mexico. They then answer the three questions using the currency conversion table and dividing the exchange rates to find the original prices in US dollars.
Learners determine how to make the largest sum of money using the least amount of coins. In this mixed currency lesson, students listen to a reading of If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz before participating in money counting activities and completing worksheets.
Students are able to use the Internet to conduct research. They research Mexican culture and traditions. Students compare and contrast Mexican and U.S. food and clothing. They convert United States currency to Mexican pesos. Students create a travel brochure about Mexico and present an oral report from gathered research.