This is a collection of price tags with a small graphic coordinated with the theme on each tag. This collection has two variations of each tag to assist teachers in differentiated instruction. The prices are in all black for a culminating activity. They are also in the color of the money a student would use to pay for the item to support the initial instruction. For example, 13 cents has a gray one and a brown three. This set includes 18 pages of price tags in .pdf form.
The tags are in sets on the pages, so you can print only the pages you need to save ink and there are a few blank tags spread out among the pages. They have straight lines around the outside, so it is possible to use a paper cutter. To help teachers in sorting the tags, there is a different graphic in the corner of each type of tag. If you, or your students, sort by the pictures, you will have them back into their original sets quickly.
Combining place value lessons with learning basic coins is a natural. Students reinforce their understanding of place value by using only pennies and dimes in the early years. This allows the Kindergarten student to accurately count money long before it is expected. It also assists with coin recognition because of the repeated use of the coins. Hands on drill and practice is the best way for students to place the concepts into their long term memory. This set includes 18 pages of price tags in .pdf form.
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Tips for using the place value price tags:
For initial number recognition activities, there is a basic set of tags for up to 20 cents. You can have students do basic counting and numeral recognition with all pennies and black price tags. The next step in place value instruction would be to introduce dimes. When you are ready to use the dimes, simply use the set with gray in the tens place and brown in the ones place. The colors will give a clue as to which coin to use for that place holder. When students are proficient with the gray and brown tags, move to the black tags and challenge them to properly use the least coins possible – which would indicate dimes and pennies.
There is a set of tags for the tens. The tens have their own icons, just for instructional purposes, and to assist teachers when they are trying to work quickly and find the price tag they want for demonstration. Students can help them look for a tag with the correct picture. The tens have a black set and a set with gray and brown as well.
The largest set has all of the other numbers to 100. There is a black set for culminating activities, and a set with color for basic place value instruction. The one hundred cents tag has the number one in green, so the students can correlate it with a one dollar bill. There are blanks in case you want to do that differently.