In this first module, students are introduced to coins and dollar bills. They learn to identify the different coins and bills that make up our currency, their names, and their values. After mastering these basics they work together to combine various bills and coins and how to add up a total amount.

Session 1: Know Your Money

Duration: 20 minutes

Objectives

  • To identify the different US coins and main parts of a dollar bill.

Downloadable materials (pdf)

Presenter outline
Classroom activities

Session 2: How Much?

Duration: 20 minutes

Objectives

  • To learn how to combine the correct amount of coins and bills to pay for an item.