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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Piggy Bank : Teaching Money to first graders

Every year I always dread teaching money to my students.
No matter how prepared they are for it...
It can still be a challenge.
This year I tried to make it super engaging and interactive.
As always they use manipulatives.
Today they had to use pennies, nickels, and dimes to show the equivalence of a quarter.
I decided to use piggy banks to connect it to the real world.
They first started off with a big piggy bank and used manipulatives to show different ways to make 25 cents.
They really enjoyed putting their money in the piggy bank!
This was their guided practice.
For independent practice the students had two smaller piggy banks.
This time instead of manipulatives they used paper money.
They cut out the paper money and glued it onto the piggy banks.
They had to again show two different ways to make 25 cents.
In order for them to go to specials (Art) they had to complete an exit slip.
The exit slip made them go higher then 25 cents.
In the end all my students mastered it except for 2!!
Money is finally not dreadful!

1 comment:

  1. sounds like every kid would love to learn like this!!
    a great accomplishment with all but 2 understanding!! wow!



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