All About Money

Few topics engage young mathematicians as much as learning about money. Through a series of shared readings and hands-on activities, children explore the US currency system, learning how to count money and calculate change as they create a Money Book that documents their new knowledge.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Work through the lessons as a series, or supplement one or two into your own curriculum
  • Use the included resources to create math learning centers during a unit on money
  • Laminate the printable resources for use year after year
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons involve shared readings of a number of different children's books, which can be found in your school or local public library
  • Note that the link for the PowerPoint presentation listed in the unit is broken, but a working link is provided in the Included Materials section of  this resource
Pros

  • Includes a collection of printable materials that support the lessons
  • Provides a complete list of materials needed for entire unit
  • Uses children's literature to create cross-curricular connections between language arts and math
  • Offers a description of the different instructional strategies implemented in the lesson plans
  • Offers links to additional online activities and games that further engage children in learning about money
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • The Value of Coins
  • Lesson Plan
  • Worksheet
  • Printable
  • Manipulative
  • Teacher Reference
  • Rubric
  • Song
  • Activity
  • Game