U.S. Money Learning Set
Identify U.S. currency and explore money values with this hands-on, interactive set! Photo-real pieces are great for games and counting practice that help learners build basic money skills. Pieces also help facilitate growth in math vocabulary as well as introductions to budgeting and spending.
This 85-piece U.S. Money Learning Set includes fronts and backs of five bills from $1 to $50, and six coins from penny to dollar, plus labels in numbers and words. Money Equivalency, Counting Coins, and Making CENTS of Change posters provide practical visual aids for gaining confidence understanding money. See the Learning FUN Ideas below for more inspiration!
BIG LEARNING IN ANY SPACE – The various pieces in the U.S. Money Learning Set are easy to arrange in a variety of ways to fit spaces big and small and to match learning goals. Start with a few coins or bills, and add pieces as skills grow! Make an eye-catching display for helpful reference. The separate pieces make it easy to display pieces with and without labels as skills progress.
MANY BRAINY BENEFITS – This handy set helps introduce and reinforce money concepts, including how to count coins and make change. Show fronts, backs, values, and names of U.S. coins, and add bills as skills grow. Use the posters as a reference for understanding money equivalency as well as for practicing counting coins and making change. Separate labels for the names of coins and bills makes this set a helpful resource for bilingual learners too. The set includes photo-real enlargements of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollars as well as $1, $5, $10, $20, and $50 bills.
HANDS-ON LEARNING FUN – Coins, bills, and posters are sturdy and sized right for handheld activities for class-wide, small group, and individualized learning. This Learning Set is full of hands-on opportunities! Use the ideas in the tab below to get started.
EASY STORAGE – Limited wall space? Focus on a chunk at a time and store the extras easily! The package reseals to keep your set organized and ready anytime. The largest piece is just over 16 inches – no need for specialized storage.
SET INCLUDES – 85 pieces, including fronts and backs of 5 bills and 6 coins, labels in numbers and words, and three posters.
MADE IN USA – All TREND Learning Sets are quality-tested to meet product safety standards and are all proudly made in the USA.
- Durable, reusable paper
- Photos for real-life learning
- Highly accurate reproductions meet federal guidelines
- Package reseals for easy storage
- 85 pieces, up to 10¾ inches x 16⅛ inches
- Made in USA
Learning FUN Ideas
Enjoy these activity ideas for lots of U.S. money learning FUN:
Money Matchup! For a simple matching game, place the ten bills pieces face down. Learners take turns flipping over two pieces, looking to match a front with a back. Got a match? Keep those pieces. No match? Flip them back over. Play moves to the next player. VARIATION: Spread the coins and bills out on a table. Have kids work individually or in teams to find matches of fronts and backs. For an extra challenge, ask them to find matches that include the front, back, and number and word labels.
Play Store – Gather a variety of items – school supplies, canned goods, stuffed animals – and display them in a center or for all to see. Label each with a "price" that can be made with bills and coins from the U.S. Money Learning Set. Have kids take turns being the cashier and the shopper. The shopper selects an item, then pays with exact change from the Learning Set. The cashier checks the amount, asks for a correction if needed, and then they switch roles. BONUS: Shoppers pay with an amount other than exact change, and cashiers make change.
Build an Ice Cream Cone – Cut a cone plus four or more ice-cream scoops out of paper for each participant. Write different monetary values on each of the scoops. Then, have kids select one cone plus at least four scoops to tape or glue to the top of their cone. After kids have placed all their scoops on the cones, have them each add up the amounts, using the U.S. Money Learning Set pieces for reference. Write the total cost of the ice cream on the cone! For extra practice, have kids use pieces from the set to show what bills and coins they'd need to pay for their cones.