What is your child learning in math?
The primary lesson objective for students to learn about money is the value of coins. Children learn to identify coins with a number value and use values to count assorted coins to determine the collective values. Then teachers often ask children to compare one coin pile to another to show how different combinations of coins can be used to arrive at an equal amount. A child learns to use coins to show a determined numeric amount
- Nickels, dimes and quarters are used in lessons on skip counting. Children learn multiplication basics by counting up to a dollar by tens with dimes. Addition and subtraction are reinforced with money-counting lessons on mock purchasing and making change. Multiplication and division lessons are often directly taught with money in word problems asking how many coins of a certain denomination are needed to equal an amount, or how many are contained within an amount.