Tuesday, December 14, 2010

\$10 dollars and \$2 dollars...

My counting money lessons were done quite haphazardly because it was done over dinner. I think its important i take this one step at a time in order not to confuse the boy.

First, i printed a few copies of each denomination.

Yes, these are fake money. I hope i won't get arrested. But i promise i won't take this out of the house and will shred it once my lesson is over. :P

I took out a stack of \$2s and asked N to give me \$2, \$4, \$6, \$8. This was a breeze for him.

Then i took out the \$10 notes and asked him to give me \$10, \$20, \$30...etc. Again, he did this easily.

I stepped it up and took out a \$10 note and a couple of \$2 notes. This time, i asked for \$12, \$14, \$16, \$18. This requires him to do a little mental sums. At first he was unsure, but after figuring out \$12, he was able to do the rest.

Next, he had to figure out how much was \$22, \$24...\$32, \$34 etc.

Then i stopped. I had to before he gets too overwhelm by all the mental sums.

I'll probably keep doing this over and over until he is able to count these combinations with ease.

I find this activity perfect for N to revise his skip counting and mental calculations. I have been cracking my head how to show him when we skip count and this is just perfect!

Again, I'm constantly amazed by your dedication and love for N! It shows that he is thriving!!

I love love reading your blog. Just gives me so many ideas and inspiration!

xoxo

2. LOL - puts quite a twist to the phrase "printing money", huh? haha! What a great idea!

3. Just me: nice to hear from you! I was wondering if everything's ok down under??

karmeleon: muahahah so next time n can literally say 'my muumy prints money!'