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How many loonies and toonies do you have? And how much are they worth? When children learn the value of Canadian coins, children also learn about math. Get ready to visit Canada and spend some Canadian coins!

With these virtual Canada coins, students can learn to identify each coin and its value. Canadian coins include \$2, \$1, 25 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, and 1 cent coins. Drag the coins onto the working area. You can drag more than one coin into the space. Each coin matches the color and size of real coins, helping students recognize what they see in the real world. After adding coins, you can also add numbers, dollar, and cent symbols to the workspace. Write on the workspace using the pencil tool. Erase your writing using the eraser tool. Clear the board using the trashcan button.

Use the interactive Canada coins to teach the value of coins, addition, subtraction, and more. Give these activities a try:

• Ask students how many ways they can form \$5 using the coins.
• Show the virtual Canada coins tool on the board and drag coins onto the workspace. Ask students to add them all up. Then, have students write their answers on a whiteboard or piece of paper and hold up their answers.
• Give students a list of items with prices. Ask students to calculate transactions for each item they’d like to buy. For example, if they’d like to buy a pencil for 37 cents, the student might pay 40 cents and get 3 cents in change in pennies.

Visit classplayground.com for money activities and printables.

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