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.