Money

Sorry, I don’t have any money to share, but I do have a money activity to share.  This website http://illuminations.nctm.org/activitydetail.aspx?id=217 has lots of different activities and it uses a great visual model for students to understand money.
After you select the activity you want, you will see a box like this in the lower right hand corner –

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click on it and your screen will look like this-

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Then you can move the pieces to the chart like this-

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If they need to, students can count the boxes to see how much the coins are worth.

There are activities for Counting Coins, Collecting Coins, Exchanging Coins, Making Change, and Receiving Change.  You can also use it for sorting coins.  This will be great if you have a projector, SmartBoard, or student computers.

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