by Caroline Eidson, Ph.D.
This unit extends your child's previous work with pennies, nickels, and dimes by introducing quarters, half-dollars, one-dollar bills, and five-dollar bills. Your child will practice counting and showing money amounts beyond $1.00 and will play a variety of games to support her ability to work with money. She'll also work on determining how much more money is needed to get from one amount to a greater amount and will solve money riddles that require her to "guess and check" to find answers. The final project for the unit gives her a chance to showcase what she knows about money by creating activities for the back of a cereal box.