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Old 07-28-2012, 07:14 PM
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My 4 year old is picking up a variety of topics very very quickly. The only thing that she doesnt get at all for some reason is recognizing coins and their worth, as well as dollar bills and their worth.

What do you use and how do you teach this with your kids?
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:34 PM
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I don't have any advice, but my ten year old still struggles with money for some reason. She gets confused between nickels and quarters and all dollars look the same to her

I'm not sure if it's something I did wrong or if somehow it isn't clicking. but she has the hardest time when someone tells her the price is $2.50 and she has one $5 bill, she thinks she doesn't have enough. And I've played "store" with her with fake money no problems, real money. forget it.

Sorry I can't help, but I don't think it's that uncommon (at least I hope)

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:51 PM
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I don't have any advice, but my ten year old still struggles with money for some reason. She gets confused between nickels and quarters and all dollars look the same to her

I'm not sure if it's something I did wrong or if somehow it isn't clicking. but she has the hardest time when someone tells her the price is $2.50 and she has one $5 bill, she thinks she doesn't have enough. And I've played "store" with her with fake money no problems, real money. forget it.

Sorry I can't help, but I don't think it's that uncommon (at least I hope)
well, that is weird....because my 4 year old knows colors but gets confused between a penny and nickel....she knows size difference and that is not helping either. I havent used any play money or anything like that....we practice with the real stuff. but she still thinks a penny is just as good as a quarter even though she knows that 25 is higher than 1.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:05 PM
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Sounds just like my dd. It is strange but I guess it's the value part they don't understand. At least that's what I think. My doctor knows that money buys thing, but for some reason she doesn't thing that $100 is a lot eventhough 100 apples is. Does that make senes. I think it just confuses her somehow. How is this one item worth 25 cents. When it's just one. But that is jmho with what I see my dd saying/doing/behaving. And it is very frustrating.

And this summer we were working on time and boy was quarter to and quarter after CONFUSING to her. But she lags behind in math, so maybe that's why. She gets straight numbers, it's the other stuff that confuses her. I got her a math workbook to work with over the summer...
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:18 PM
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Sounds just like my dd. It is strange but I guess it's the value part they don't understand. At least that's what I think. My doctor knows that money buys thing, but for some reason she doesn't thing that $100 is a lot eventhough 100 apples is. Does that make senes. I think it just confuses her somehow. How is this one item worth 25 cents. When it's just one. But that is jmho with what I see my dd saying/doing/behaving. And it is very frustrating.

And this summer we were working on time and boy was quarter to and quarter after CONFUSING to her. But she lags behind in math, so maybe that's why. She gets straight numbers, it's the other stuff that confuses her. I got her a math workbook to work with over the summer...
maybe it is the math portion because my daughter seems better at reading/writing for now...she has picked up her letters quickly, has good control for writing, is very imaginative for stories and such.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:06 PM
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if you teach the presidents that can help. Also look up montessori math beads...they can compare the amount of beads to the amount on the coin. this will help give the number value. you can use pretty much any object, but i personally love the math beads, you can even make then your self or have your child help you by using pony beads and pipe cleaners! =)

here is a link to a great blogger, becareful...you will get lost in all of her great activities! So get ready to book mark!

http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com...-shopping.html

Teaching money and presidents
http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/...nd-presidents/

Teaching kids about money using the senses
http://carrotsareorange.com/teaching...oney-25-sound/
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My daughter is in the same boat

heres another really good one

money matching activity

http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com...-activity.html
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I was horrible with money learning as a child! I remember crying about it because I just didn't understand it.

Now, my oldest daughter understands money but not large amounts. I was talking to her about college tuition and she understands it alot but doesn't grasp the amount and why we can't just pay for it. Its almost like its a number to her but not a value? Its hard to explain!
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money isn't a strong point in our house either. My dd started learning about money in grade 1. But it was just about pennies and nickles. I did find an app on the ipad that is great and my dd plays it (and my ds plays it too) you can change the currency (canadian or american) and if you want to just use bills or change, its really good. I think i paid 5 dollars for it. Time is another yuck in my house. Dd's teacher said the reason kids are so bad with it, because everything is digital.
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In 1st grade, it is a Texas standard that they can recognize coins. All of the 4-year-olds in my care can recognize the coins and tell you their monetary value.

I give each of them 4 coins (quarter, dime, nickel, penny) and we do a coin chant holding the coin we are chanting about in our hand. They love it. My 2's know which one a penny is, and my 3's recognize most of them (getting the quarter and nickel confused which is typical).

Penny, penny easily spent
Copper brown and worth 1 cent.

Nickel, nickel thick and fat
You're worth 5 cents I know that.

Dime, dime little and thin
I remember you're worth 10.

Quarter, quarter big and bold
You're worth 25 I'm told!
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