Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another Way to Make a Cent

Picture borrowed from Rrrrred.

New pennies? Come on! They look nice, but do you people realize how difficult you make teaching money every time you add an updated style?

The new nickels have been confusing, and don't even get me started on state quarters. (What coin has a tree? Well, kids, if it has an eagle or ANYTHING ELSE YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE, go ahead and assume it's a quarter.)

It may seem simple for adults to figure out, but for little kids, you're just adding more and more that they have to be able to recognize and distinguish, and learning to count money is already hard for most of our kids!

Come on, U.S. Mint, I know you're trying to honor stuff, but help us out here!

4 comments:

Bradley Garwood said...

totally never thought about it like that.

"Well, kids, if it has an eagle or ANYTHING ELSE YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE, go ahead and assume it's a quarter" made me laugh pretty hard

Vagabond Teacher said...

You're right. It's hard enough getting them to tell a quarter from a nickel. The new designs make it even more difficult.

Renee L. said...

""Well, kids, if it has an eagle or ANYTHING ELSE YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE, go ahead and assume it's a quarter" made me laugh pretty hard"

^- Me too

Not Quite Grown Up... said...

Ha! I agree with you! The US Mint is NOT thinking about the children! I just use the plastic coins, and ignore that "new nickel" and the thousands (okay, 50) state quarters. And I haven't had to deal with the presence of those new pennies during a money unit yet, but I'm not looking forward to it...