Money Problems: Educating Kids About Dollars And Sense

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jul 15, 2014 3:49:34 AM

Teaching Kids About Monetary Calculations And Financial Responsibility

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Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach students about money, These expository texts can be used to introduce students to mathematical calculations using money. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format, which is very helpful for emerging readers and writers. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new academic content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts that help learn about dollars and sense at

thumb-2 Money Problems

by Marina Cohen (author) © 2010
ISBN: 9781427195012

Find out how to add and subtract cents when buying or selling something. Brian wants to make a lemonade stand to raise money for the local food bank. How much should he charge for a glass? How much change will customers receive? How much money will Brian raise

thumb-6 Global Financial Crisis

by Holly Dolezalek (author) © 2012
ISBN: 9781617878459 AR: /

This title examines an important historic event – the modern global financial crisis. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the impact of the failing housing market and the credit crisis in the United States, the US government bailouts of banks, automakers, and other businesses, issues around financial regulation and the US Federal Reserve, the spread of financial problems to Europe, Japan, and China, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

thumb-11 The Merchant of Venice Paperback Book

by William Shakespeare (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781602918405

The terms of the loan are unusual, to say the least. If Antonio can’t repay his debt on time, he will owe the grasping moneylender a pound of flesh! All seems hopeless- until a clever young woman named Portia dares to impersonate a judge at Antonio’s trial.

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

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Looking At Money Calculations From The Common Core State Standards

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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