This week, in celebration of Canada's 147th birthday, I am participating in a Canada Day blog hop, and I am blogging about a Canadian Money freebie that I created in celebration of Canada Day.
This freebie includes two Canadian money interactive activities to help students practice the important skill of counting money.
The first activity in this freebie is a 'Flyer Shopping Challenge' where students cut out an advertisement from a local grocery store flyer and they either cut out the paper coins provided in the freebie or use real, plastic, or money stamps to represent the exact amount of money that you would need to purchase that item. This activity is fun and interactive, and more importantly it shows students how math can be used in a real life situation.
As mentioned above, plastic 'play' coins and Canadian money stamps can be purchased at your local teacher supply store. I got mine from Kool and Child in Nanaimo B.C. As you can see my money stamps are well used. Money stamps are great for math centres and for extra practice.
The second activity in my freebie is a counting money game. Where students take turns spinning the money wheel three times each and then adding up the money the spinner lands on. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins.
The money spinner works best if you cut out the circle. Glue the circle onto a paper plate and then use a paper fastener to attach the spinner. You can also purchase better spinners (that really spin) at your local teacher supply store. I hope your classes enjoy this freebie! Happy Canada Day!
You can find more Canadian money activities, games, and worksheets in my Canadian Money Unit.