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APlusMath: Money Flashcards

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.aplusmath.com/

Website Example: http://www.aplusmath.com/

More Ways

Computer, Internet access, optional projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

Use the Web site's money flashcards for student practice or review activity when teaching the words for coins and expressions for making purchases (How much is it? How much does it cost?). Teach the meaning of the dollar sign and the decimal point by showing some money and writing the amounts. The flashcards show coins and bills and ask "How much money is there?" with an answer field to type in the amount.

Preparation

  • Make sure that the Web site is not blocked at your school and that the computer you plan to use has Java installed.
  • Go through the flashcards yourself to be prepared for student difficulties or questions.

How-To

  1. Teach money vocabulary: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, dollar bill, etc., and expressions for making purchases. Use realia, if possible (actual coins and bills) or images from the Internet.
  2. Have students practice "paying" by giving a price ($1.28, for example) and have students use coins or money images (or drawings) to demonstrate comprehension of the amount given.
  3. Then visit the A Plus Math site, select the link for Flashcards and find the Money flashcards under the "Non-Java Flashcards." Use this as a second practice activity.
  4. Call on individual students or ask for volunteers to give the answers to each flashcard, or have teams work together. You can type in students' answers or have them come to the computer to type in their answers. Press Enter after typing in an answer for each flashcard question. Likewise, you can use the flashcards as a review activity.

Teacher Tips

Use the Counting Money worksheet creators to print handouts for extra practice for students.

More Ways

The Web site has several other types of flashcards for basic math and time, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and an analaog clock. There are also more advanced math flashcards and games, as well. You can make customized math worksheets on the site at the Worksheets link.

Levels

  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (1.2) Use information to identify and purchase goods and services
  • (1.1) Use measurement and money

Basic Communication

  • (6.1) Compute using whole numbers
  • (6.0) Demonstrate pre-computation skills
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.