## MONEYHow Much is it?

### Objective

To introduce money and prices.

### Goals

• To recognize Canadian coins and their values.
• To request information about money and prices.
• To respond to questions about money and prices.
• To introduce basic numeracy concepts.

### Suggestions

• When possible, use real coins and bills. Plastic Canadian money is available at educational resource stores.
• Flyers are a good source for practicing reading prices.
• It is important for learners to feel comfortable with numbers 1-100 before learning prices.
• Collect the price tags from articles you buy.
• Go to a store and practice reading prices.
• Money stamps and money Bingo are available at educational resource stores.
• When practicing to count and add, it is useful to use the 1-100 number paper on page 2.7
• Introduce learners to the different ways to write prices (\$.05, 5¢)

### Activities

• Have a variety of coins. Ask learners to match 10 pennies with a dime, two nickels with a dime, two dimes and a nickel with a quarter, etc.
• Instructors say a price and ask learners to write it. Increase difficulty as learner is ready.
• Have combinations of real coins or pictures of coins and ask learners to write the total values.
• Pre-teach is/are. Practice asking and responding to the question "How much is/are ?" using real items belonging to the learners.
• Collect a variety of price tags. Say a price and learners choose the correct one. Discussion can follow as to possibilities of what item the tag came from.
• Make a prices Bingo. Copy the blank Bingo card from this kit and write prices in the blanks.
• Make money Bingo. Copy the blank Bingo card from this kit and put pictures or stamp of coins in the blanks.
• Role-play buying items and practice giving change.
• Practice giving change. Learner has \$10 bill and buys something from the flyer; another learner gives the appropriate change.