Now that we have learned all about Canadian money and spent some time counting coins, we can learn all about how to show the value of money in written form.
Scenario:
You and your family are having a garage sale. You want to sell each one of your old Pokémon cards for a quarter.
Your old cards are worth a quarter each. A quarter is worth 25 cents, so how do we write that?
There are really 4 ways you could write it because the value is not quite a dollar.
When amounts of money are LESS THAN 100 cents they can be written:
Using the cent sign | Using a dollar sign | Number and words | All words |
25 ¢ |
$0.25 | 25 cents | twenty-five cents |
You can write the amount of cents by writing the value of the coins and adding a cent sign after it. This shows that the amount of money is made up of coins less than 1 dollar. |
You can write the amount of the cents by writing the value of the coins and adding a decimal point. A decimal point shows that the numbers following it are a part of a whole number, in this case, not yet a dollar. |
You can write the amount of money in numbers and then by writing the word cents. | You can write the amount of money all in words. |
If you couldn't make this morning's video lesson, this video does a great job explaining how to write cents and dollars and dollars as cents. Stop watching after 4min, as the video goes on to talk about American coins.
Learning Task:
1. In your Money math booklet complete pages 1 and 2.
On these pages you will count the amount of nickels and dimes in the pile, and show the total value using the cents sign and dollar sign.
Challenge:
Complete page 3 in your money math book where you will complete the same process as above, only counting quarters.
Extension:
Done early? CLICK HERE to play around on this math money game!