20 October 2012

Money Monsters


We started money last week, and I am super excited about teaching it this year.  I got a Smart Board at the very end of last year, and now I don't know how I ever taught without it.  It makes everything we do super interactive, I absolutely love it! Yay, now I can drag and drop coins on the Smart Board rather than hunting for the coins in my Ziploc baggy of overhead coins.

I decided to create a simple monster themed coin page to spice up my money unit.  The Money Monster strip is just a fun reference strip that I'm going to have my class add to their math journal.  There is also a page for students to practice adding collections of coins.  I plan to use the coin die on my Smart Board to randomly choose coins.  They will write the values of the coins that get rolled in each circle.  I also plan to use it as a station activity.  They have wooden cubes at the craft store that are perfect for making teacher made money dice. 

You can get the FREEBIE by clicking on the picture below.


  1. I love this idea. Where is the money dice in the smart board gallery? I can only find coins that flip. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Literacy!

  2. I went back and looked for it too and couldn't find it in the gallery. I actually purchased a great Calendar Math file on Teachers Pay Teachers from Liv to Teach. Included in the file was a money die that rolls random coins. I will use it for my Monster Math pg. You can check it out here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Calendar-Math-for-SmartBoard-daily-review-of-16-common-core-skills. Hope this helps!