Focus: U.S. Customary and Metric Units, Area and Perimeter, and Time
3.8 The student will determine, by counting, the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total
value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the bills and coins, and make change.
Today, I was making change for a customer. Dealing with money can be difficult for young children especially when a lot of change is present. I had a transaction of $5.86 and the customer gave me a $10 bill. So, I had to determine the amount of change to give the customer back. Something students in third grade are expected to know for their SOLs. I could turn this in to a game where students are buying and selling to eachother and have to determine how much they owe and the seller must determine the change.