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Money Unit

Key words: Instructional Strategies/math/K-12

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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 10:03:13 EDT

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From: lsommers

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I am curently working on a project for deaf/hard of hearing students that deals with working with money. I have a lot of ideas but I want to know what anyone else had tried and how it worked in your classroom. I am especially interested in how you evaluated the students after the lesson (ie pen and pencil exam or an alternative assessment).

Thanks for your input.

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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 15:56:08 -0400

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From: Brandie Butler

Subject: Re: money unit

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In-Reply-To: from "lsommers" at Apr 24, 96 10:03:13 am

Hi Lisa-

My cooperating teacher used small store type of set up. She went to the dollar store and bought a bunch of little fun things and priced them. The students had to pick to things out that they wanted, add them, and if they got them right they got to keep them. You could do many different things with that idea!! GOOD LUCK!

Brandie

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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 11:24:53 -0500

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From: Candace Krepel

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I don't know what grade level you are addressing, or which money skills (2nd grade-teaching value of individual coins or teaching HS students budgeting skills) you are addressing. In my experience teaching college-level students (not deaf), I have found that assignments that mean something to the student are more likely to teach the intended skill. If, in fact, you are teaching elementary aged kids about the value of the coins, how to compute what they can buy, etc., why not have the final exam for the unit be a purchasing one. Set up a 'store' in the classroom with a variety of things to purchase: lunch with the teacher $$, reserved playground ball for recess $$, extra time on the computer $$, etc. Nothing has to really cost anything for you. The kids would be told they had a certain amount of money and could look ahead of time and make decisions about what they wanted to buy, based on their sense of the value of what is being sold. One child may be thrilled to spend a lunchtime alone with you. Another may not value that at all, but really would like the opportunity to choose the next book for reading. Someone else may decide to purchase several smaller items, etc. You get the picture.

Please let us know what you decided to do, and how it worked out.

Candy Krepel

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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 07:41:01 -0700

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From: Stephen Tontoni

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I used to teach ASL and to teach money and change ideas, I punched animal shapes out of construction paper and assigned $$ values to them. Then I "made" some money in US monetary units. The students were assigned to buy and sell the little animals at the price written on them -- they were forced to make change, etc. It was a good exercise in both monetary units and critical thinking skills. Sometimes they had to make 3 person deals to make the appropriate change. It was a lot of fun also as it was them practising the concepts rather then listening to me explain it.

Oh, this was a college level class (ASL II?) of hearing students.

----Stephen Tontoni

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Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 10:31:30 EST

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From: Linda Cobb 904 453-7428

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You have probably seen it, but there is an inexpensive money software program put out by Gamco called Money Challenge for K-5. It's a two person game format that allows you to choose the coins you want (4 levels). Then you can "play" four games involving 1)Count the money. 2)Can you buy? 3)Use the fewest coins. 4) How much will be left?. You can request a 30 day preview on school stationary. It might really add to your unit.

Linda Cobb

Uploaded by: Melissa Close/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major