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Mrs. Markland from Salyersville KY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy: Money That Makes Cents

My students need games to excite them about financial literacy and hands-on manipulatives such as coins and bills to relate to real-life experiences.

  • $367 goal

This project expired on October 19, 2012.

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My Students

Do you remember getting an allowance when you were a child? Maybe you saved your allowance and birthday cash to purchase something you really wanted like a new bicycle? One of the challenges my students face is learning to relate math to real-world experiences.

My students live in a high poverty area and attend a Title I school.

This means most students in our school are either behind academically, or at-risk for falling behind. Like most kids, they are excited about learning when it involves anything other than the run-of-the-mill textbooks.

My Project

Money management is extremely important for the future of all children. The games I am requesting all deal with managing your money. They allow the players to earn money by doing chores, and making decisions. Should they spend or should they save? I am also requesting play money to help them relate to real world experiences. I have a Math Menu game where I pass out menus with food items on them and the students are asked to order, pay and receive change. The play money would be fun to add to this lesson later this year.

My project is important because most of my students come from blue-collar or welfare homes.

Most will graduate and enter straight into the work force. It is important that these kids know how to manage their earnings.

Mrs. Markland
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 64 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GAME PRESTO CHANGE O • ABC School Supply, Inc $24.69 2 $49.38
GAME LETS GO SHOPPING • ABC School Supply, Inc $24.69 2 $49.38
GAME MANAGING MY ALLOWANCE • ABC School Supply, Inc $24.69 2 $49.38
GAME ALLOWANCE • ABC School Supply, Inc $21.84 2 $43.68
MONEY PLAY U.S. BILLS SET OF 320 - SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $7.59 4 $30.36
MONEY PLAY QUARTERS SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 100 • ABC School Supply, Inc $3.79 2 $7.58
MONEY PLAY NICKELS PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $3.79 2 $7.58
MONEY PLAY DIMES PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $3.79 2 $7.58
MONEY PLAY PENNIES PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $3.79 2 $7.58

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