More than a third of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Change for the Better!
My students need money cubes, money cards, money bingo, and other money games and activities to help them become quick and adept at counting money and coins.
Remember saving up your coins, hoping you'd have enough saved for a special toy? Ever seen youngsters empty their pockets at the cash register, never knowing if they had enough. Not in our classroom! My students LOVE to count money, but we need more variety in the ways we practice all year long.
My second graders love math!
In our daily Math Workshop, we explore new math experiences together. My 24 students range in age from 7 to 8 years old and have varying abilities. They also come from diverse families and speak 6 different languages. Although, our Math Workshop is in the afternoon, you can just feel the energy grow in our room as my students challenge themselves with new learning and take pride in their achievements.
When young children are given materials that provide hands-on learning opportunities for them, it is so beneficial to them academically! Learning new concepts becomes less of a spectator sport and encourages students to become more active in their learning. These math materials, centered on "money," would be so useful to give students opportunities to work and learn together in our cooperative "workshop" setting.
With these materials, my students can practice identifying and sorting coins, counting the value of coins, making "fair trades," and adding and subtracting to figure out new totals. In addition, students will be able to also apply what they have learned to real life situations as we open up make-believe stores in our classroom workshop, buying and selling items, and giving back change. Additionally, the math games and activities will encourage students to work together which will increase their language skills and reasoning skills. Since applying skills to real life situations is an ultimate goal, these materials will definitely fill a need!
Your support in enriching our Math Workshop would be so appreciated!
These learning materials will be used in four different ways, now and for years to come: 1) for whole group instruction, 2) in student pairs, 3) with small groups to help those children who need extra support, and 4) for students who need extra challenge and enrichment. All materials reinforce the Common Core State Standards taught in our classroom, ensuring students' later success with math and concepts involving money.
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