UPDATE: Due to the problems associated with using an executable file, the program has now been uploaded as a PowerPoint show. There should now be no issues opening the file.
I begin teaching money, one coin at a time, the first full week of school in my 1st grade class. I introduce each coin by giving each of my students a bag of real coins, (my money - for a total of about $50.00 for all 37 of my babies) which are used to begin building their knowledge. The beautiful program that you are looking at, was commissioned by myself to my high school senior this year. He literally built it for my classroom and my students have been begging to review with it almost everyday since its debut. It is so stunning, that the kids discuss everything about each coin. The coins flip over and you can get a view of both the front/back at the same time, plus they gleam like the real thing, in very sharp relief. They fill up my smart board. I have added this, so you could know that it is great from a teachers perspective and Star Math bears it out.
This program displays the faces and backs of the most common United States coins using full-screen, high-resolution proof images directly from the U.S. Mint. This is currently the "flagship" program of Crews Education Software.
The goal of this program is to introduce students to the concept of money, and allow them to visualize the differences in the details of coins.
Because this is a full-screen program, it is recommended to display this program with a projector or display it on a large screen in front of a class. The program is also touch-friendly for teachers with interactive whiteboards or tablet computers.
The program includes the following coins:
- Penny (1¢)
- Nickel (5¢)
- Dime (10¢)
- Quarter (25¢)
- Half-Dollar (50¢)
NOTE: In order to view this program properly, you must have ONE of the following installed on your system:
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (minimum)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (recommended)
- Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (free download available from Microsoft)