This morning Raeca took down our jar of various currencies from our trips. She started asking questions and we ended up talking about different currencies, the countries the coins came from and who visited those countries and when.
We admired the different types of currency, the images on them and even the different shapes (the Eastern Caribbean States coins win that prize for uniqueness!).
Then she had the idea of separating the currency into their country of origin:
And then after that we wrote down the variety of different coins we have, how many of them and then using some addition, skip counting and multiplication we figured out how much we had of each. When we were done she exclaimed “That was fun!”
Learning for the win.
Now I kind of want to go on a trip . . .