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Understanding the value of money

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Students play a chanting game to learn how different combinations of money can have the same value.

Big idea

Different combinations of money can have the same value.

Essential questions

  • Why is it helpful to know that different combinations of money can have the same value?
  • What are some combinations of money that have the same value?

Objectives

  • Practice step counting to learn the value of some combinations of money
  • Understand that different combinations of money can have the same value

What students will do

  • Explore how different combinations of money can have the same value.
  • Play a chanting game to learn the number of quarters in a $1 bill (grades K-1) or the number of $20 bills in a $100 bill (grades 2-3).

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Teacher guide

Understanding the value of money (guide)

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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