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Teaching Kids Everyday Money Skills

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Math & Money Together Forever

It’s true, a match made in heaven. Math and Money go hand in hand. So why not use this perfect union when you teach?

All kids love money. They love learning about it and they especially love spending it! Use their love for the topic when you teach them basic math functions! This is the greatest teaching tool for elementary students that you will ever find.

You can use money to teach adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, decimals, fractions, percentages, and estimations.

Dollars & cents, skip counting, and money word problems are perfect for teaching and practicing fundamental math skills.

There is a huge bonus when you use money to teach math… your students start to understand everyday commerce. Skills they can (and will) actually use in real life at the grocery store or the hardware store.

They will start to see math wherever they see money… Price tags, 20% off signs, buy 3 get 1 free.

They will use math to answer everyday money problems like “Do I have enough for that?”, “How many can I buy?”, “What’s my change?” and “How much is the tax?”.

Every teacher from the Atlantic to the Pacific has heard the buzz around financial literacy.

Kill two birds with one stone and teach both at the same time! Give your students money confidence while also providing the curricular math skills they need to know.

Check out the money resources at Everything you need to bring some fun into your math class!