I just finished making ALL of the printable materials from the following COMPLETE albums: Karen Tyler's History, Karen Tyler's Astronomy, MR&D Fractions, and Miller Music. Then what does Kal-El do? He brings his piggy bank down to the school room, invents a few works for himself, and says "Mom? Can you take out a whole bunch of things for learning about money for me?"
(translation: what "things" for learning about money?)
If you are looking for a "whole bunch of things for learning about money" here is a short list of some of the things I've found:
- CHECK OUT JESSICA'S LIST IN THE COMMENT SECTION!
- Coin Bank Game at The Movable Alphabet
- Card examples from Montessori for Learning
- Card activities observed at a Montessori elementary school by Discovery Days and Montessori Moments
- Money exchange game Education of Ours
- Free money match printable from Counting Coconuts
- A "whole bunch" of money activities from Enchanted Learning. I particularly like the U.S. Coins Early Reader Book and the information for each coin that they gave in their U.S. Coins in circulation section. The text will be good for making a little book.
I'm hoping to NOT make all of these things. I am honing in on the "money exchange game" over at Education of Ours. You don't have to make ANYTHING and it should get him very comfortable with coins. I used some actual coins and taped them to a piece of foam board to make a quick and easy "key" so he knows which coin is which (Yippee! No three-part cards!). I do plan to make the two things I mentioned from Enchanted Learning.
Kal-El's first self-invented work was to empty his piggy bank and sort the contents in to piles of like coins.
He knows that if you divide a dollar into fourths each piece is a "quarter." So, he laid out all of his quarters into columns of four and then added up how many dollars he had in quarters and recorded it on a piece of paper.
Next, he counted all of his dimes by skip counting by tens to create piles equivalent to one dollar. Then he added up how many dollars he had in dimes and recorded it.
Next, he counted all of his nickels by skip counting by fives to create piles equivalent to one dollar. Then he added up how many dollars he had in nickels and recorded it.
He counted all of the pennies by ones and recorded the dollar amount as well. Finally, he got out the stamp game and made each of his totals into an addend so he could discover how much money he really had in his piggy bank.