What is Money?

Students learn what money is, including recognition of money.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Understand the exchange value of coins.
  • Learn the names of coins.

Suggested Grade Level

Pre-K – 2nd Grade

Lesson Excerpt:

Money is the medium of exchange for most goods and services. Different coins and paper money have different values.

Children need the ability to recognize the names and values of different coins and bills used in exchange for goods and services. This lesson helps children identify the names of coins and grasp their relative values in terms of purchasing power. We present games and activities that will help children acquire this knowledge.


Teacher’s Guide

Teacher’s Guide

Student Activities:

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