We're continuing to explore money in math this week. We read several children's books and discussed coin amounts, changing coins, adding/subtracting money, etc. Then I thought we'd have a little fun with "Pocket Change."
I cut a pocket from a pair of jeans in the ragbag. We used the pocket for money lessons at a variety of levels...
I showed my 4yo five coins. I told him that I would hide some of the coins in the pocket while he shut his eyes. When he opened them I asked, "How many pennies are in my pocket?" While I was thrilled that he got the first one right, I quickly realized that it may have been a fluke. He needed more support to understand how many coins were hiding.