Today is Black Friday and that means Deals, Deals, Deals and Sales, Sales, Sales!! In honour of the madness that is consumerism today, I thought it was only appropriate to focus today's Fresh Look Fridays post on money.
As always, these interactive sites work best either as a center on your SMART Board for a small group to work on, on a class set of iPads (for the non-flash sites) or in a 1:1 scenario. There are a TON of interactive money websites out there, but these are just a small sampling of ones that I found easy to navigate and applicable to a variety of grade levels.
First up - Making Change
One of your basic change counting interactive websites. Simple and easy to understand.
Next - Check My Change. A quick little spin on the other website, I like that the money is a bit more realistic, and is found in the cash register.
Working with littler ones? Brought to you by Toon University, this is more about experimentation with coins and starting to understanding coin values as well as basic arithmetic.
Now one for our Canadian followers -- Money Matters. It really is hard to find a *good* interactive money website that deals in Canadian currency. This isn't my favourite on the list, but at least is a simple website that utilizes coins that are familiar to our students.
Finally, a bit of a twist on basic money sense for the older students. So You Think You Can Budget is a good little website that highlights the challenges of balancing a federal budget.
Have a great weekend, and good luck scoring whatever great deals you're looking to get today!