Monday, December 6, 2010

Counting dollar notes

photo from google
N learnt to tell how much a dollar note is by looking at the numeric value on it. As he was really interested in the dollar notes, i decided to take a step further to teach him how to count money.

Lesson 1: I started with about four $10 notes and four $2. I first counted the $10 notes to him. I said, 10, 20, 30, 40! $40 dollars! At first, he took the $2 notes and counted in tens. I showed him that we count in tens for the $10 notes and in twos for the $2 notes.

Lesson 2: The next time, we had three $10 notes and one $5 note. He was able to give me $30 when i asked him to, which showed me that he understood lesson no.1. I reminded him that 10 + 5 = 15, hence a $10 note and a $5 note makes $15 dollars. Subsequently, he was also able to give me $15, $25, $35 or $30.

I will continue with my dollar notes lesson WHEN i have enough dollar notes at home. HA!


  1. Have you done coins yet? I'm interested to know how you approach it. I tried earlier, but the poor boy didn't quite "get it". haha.

  2. yep! i did the's the link

    but subsquently, N recognised it more by looking at the numeric number on the coin.


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