**Money TalksCanadian Money**

**by Wilna Ferre and Cora Gaillard**

"Young people need

to learn how to make

a little money __first__

to make a little money __last__."

Money Matters for Kids

Box Cars and One - Eyed Jacks

**Subject**: Math - Grades 3 and 4

**Strand**: Measurement (Money)

**Topics**: Canadian Money, Mental Math and Problem Solving

**Time Frame**: 2-3 weeks

**Introduction**

Through newspapers, games and journal writing activities, children will come to realize the importance of money and the role it plays in our daily lives.

The students should be able to:

-solve a variety of problems relating to money

-identify coins/bills up toa) ten dollars

b) one hundred dollars

-understand the relationships between quarters and dollars

-count with

a) pennies, nickels, dimes

b) quarters, dollars

c) two dollars, five dollars, ten dollars

-use strategies to make change for given values to

a) five dollars

b) ten dollars

-add and subtract amount of money using correct symbols

a) dollars and cents

-multiply amounts of money (single digit multiplier)

Source: Saskatchewan Education. *Mathematics: A Curriculum Guide for
the Elementary Level,* 1992, p. 362 and 474.

**Common Essential Learnings (CEL's)**

The Common Essential Learning most easily applied throughout this unit is Numeracy (N).
There are opportunities to integrate Communication Skills (COM), Creative and Critical
Thinking (CCT), Personal and Social Skills and Values (PSVS) and Independent Learning
(IL).