I have just introduced the concept of "money" in my Kindergarten classroom. We have done a brief introduction on all of our Australian coins and are now taking an in-depth look at the dollar coin.
I love the unit on "dollar coins" as it links in nicely with addition. My students are beginning to understand adding dollar coins together to make another total.
I am going to use the cards I have provided in the download here, to make a matching game by printing it on card, cutting and laminating. My students will need to match dollar names, symbols and quantities. This will be a good way of revising the content we have worked so hard to learn!
I will extend my more capable learners by showing them two price tags, and asking them how many dollar coins I will need to buy both. This will challenge them to use their addition skills.
Please download the matching cards by clicking on the picture above. It is a game for learning the Australian dollar coin. I will look to find a graphic of an American dollar and create a US version for all my lovely US blog friends - stay tuned :)