How to Introduce Students to Money Concepts

Published On: June 14th, 2017·By ·

Help younger students explore money concepts, no matter what type of technology you have access to in your classroom.

In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 trainer Monica Burns shares how to introduce students to money with Money Pieces. This free app is available on a variety of devices, so you can enjoy it on your smartphone, Chromebook, or traditional computer.

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Money Pieces help students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Two versions of coins and bills are provided: virtual currency pieces that replicate the appearance and relative size of U.S. coins and the dollar bill, and area money pieces. – Math Learning Center

Try out this free app, and let me know what you think in a comment on this article.

How to Introduce Students to Money Concepts

Interested in more resources for your elementary math classroom? Take a look at these on-demand training sessions:

Being Better at Math: Strategies for Elementary Math. Establishing a good math foundation at the elementary level is crucial to success in math in later grades. Discover manipulatives, games, reflective journals, and bridge tools to help your students go from being passive students to active learners.

Google Apps and Extensions for Early Elementary Classrooms. Learn how to incorporate technology into learning for younger students. Discover over 10 apps that can be used with a range of subject areas including math, science, language arts and more!

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About Our “Money Concepts” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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