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Dollar Dollar Bills, Y’all!

Counting Dollars Using Place Value

Put your students’ knowledge of place value and skip counting to good use, as they learn to calculate the total value of $1, $10, and $100 bills.

Learning Labs: Exchange Place | Zearn*

Building upon what they already know about forming base 10 units, students will explore how this works in the context of counting money. This interactive serves as a great introduction to the concept and provides an opportunity for them to practice.

Counting Dollars | Khan Academy

Sal provides students with examples of how to add to find the total value when given an amount of US dollars.

Recognizing Equivalencies | Happy Numbers

Use this interactive to review equivalencies between ones, tens, hundreds, and a thousand with and without base-10 blocks.

Tower of Power: Counting Dollars | Zearn*

Students practice counting dollars using a number line.

Piggy Bank Round Up | LearnZillion*

Katelyn’s got piggy bank problems and your students might be able to help her tidy things up by consolidating her small bills for larger ones. The task in this interactive lesson plan allows students to continue making connections between place value and money.

Extension Activity: Currency | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

By the time students have mastered these skills, they’ll have spent a lot of time looking at American currency. Why not invite them to dream up their own currency? This video explains the activity and can be used to inspire students to design their own currency and decide what it’s worth.

Eboni Hogan

Content Specialist

Eboni has extensive experience in curriculum development, with a focus on culturally-responsive and arts-based approaches. Having spent years creating academic content and providing professional development to teachers, she now curates themed playlists meant to provide educators with valuable, time-saving resources.

Common Core Standards

2.NBT.2  Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.

2.NBT.1  Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. 

2.NBT.1.a  100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens called a hundred.

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