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Money Matters

Money Matters

In this unit, "the students learn to sort and graph coins so they can better understand that the number of coins is different from the value of coins. They initially practice sorting the coins to make sure they can differentiate each of them. Next they learn to make a bar graph, counting and recording the amount of each type of coin. Students make a second bar graph to reflect the value of the money a child has. The students will have to use skip counting to determine the value of the money the child has. They will recognize that more coins do not necessarily mean more money. The students play Spin the Wheel to determine the probability of landing on a particular coin. They will keep a tally chart of the number of chances it takes them to get to $1.00." (from


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