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Money and decimal place value intuition
Understanding decimals place value 256
Description
Exercise Name: Money and decimal place value intuition
Math Missions: 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission
Types of Problems: 1

The Money and decimal place value intuition exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise helps users to understand quantity with place value in decimals, and strengthens knowledge in money (US).

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Make money: This problem provides a numerical amount of money and a manipulative with a bunch of color coded coins and/or bills. The user is supposed to select the right number of each denomination of coin and bill needed to get the total that is asked.
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    Make money

Strategies

This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges because everything is color coded so it is easy to check to see if the user is right. The speed badges are medium because the manipulative is easy to use and intuitive, but a bit tedious for some of the larger digits like 8 or 9.

  1. Use the color coding scheme to help as needed.
  2. The problem can be sped up by using a tablet or stylus to help users click on the manipulative faster.

Real-life Applications

  1. Money is used in every day life.
  2. Decimals are very common in shopping. Price tags, food labels, and receipts all contain decimals.
  3. At gas pumps, decimals are used to show how much gas is pumped and much it costs per gallon.

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