Money And The Common Core State Standards
Money! Money! Money! Everyone is interested in money, especially school aged kids! Using books, math manipulatives, and realia (real items and objects), engages students when learning about money. Utilizing literature to teach mathematical vocabulary and concepts helps children to understand money and to complete complex mathematical calculations involving money.
Teaching Kids Content Specific Vocabulary Helps Improve Their Math Skills
When reading about money, teachers should explicitly introduce new math vocabulary to the students. It is helpful to chart the words for the students and glue a related picture next to the word.
Math Manipulatives and Realia Make Math Comprehensible For Diverse Learners
Big money works. Children become enthusiastic learners when working with enlarged money. Enlarge pictures of coins and dollar bills, to at least twice the regular size. Introduce the types of money to the class. Then distribute the enlarged money to the students and have them color and cut out the money.
It learning centers, teachers can have regular sized plastic and paper money. Students can gain experience with money by playing games with the money. They can also set up a store. They can price and sell items at the store.
Recommended Reads About Money
Big Universe Learning offers a large variety of books about money. Schools, children and families can easily read several online books. Find these books at http://biguniverse.com
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|Grown-up people earn money in different ways. But kids can earn too. Learn about age-appropriate jobs kids can do and how money earned can add up to spend, save, and share wisely.
Connecting To The Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/
Grade Two Mathematics: Work with time and money
This is what the Common Core State Standards require for second graders when working with with money.
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
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