My students attend a small, rural PK-8 school. They enjoy playing sports, and the middle school students are fortunate to use Chromebooks to bring more of the world to them. Because we are rural, many of our students don't experience many activities that students in larger towns take for granted.
One critical problem is that our third and fourth grade students often struggle with real-world math applications, especially when handling money.
The concept of spending money and making change is difficult for them. We need some practice with hands-on, fun learning activities to practice our money skills.
Teaching money skills is difficult, especially to students in a special education classroom. Students will use the play cash register and realistic money sets to practice buying items and making change to learn practical money skills. Playing money board games will help them learn to think about money concepts as well. They will read books about money to apply literary skills to the concept of handling money.
By equipping my classroom with realistic teaching materials such as a cash register and play money, my students can learn life skills in a safe environment.
Reading about money, playing money board games, setting up a classroom store for realistic play will help students use concrete tasks to help them understand the valuable concepts of money value and mathematical literacy.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Eason.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Eason and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.