walking liberty's Blog

10 Dec 2020

education on coins/paper money

Coins in the Classroom | walking liberty

Do you guys ever notice how little kids get taught about coins and paper money? For example, I was looking at a money learning sheet and the only coins and paper money it had on it was a dime, quarter, and nickel. And for the paper money, it had a $1,$5, and a $20. I was thinking where are the $2 bill the penny, the half dollar! back when I was in elementary school they taught us EVERY US currency that was circulating! Why do they not teach the younger people that any more?



Level 5

Most young parents teach the use of debit, credit or paypal. No coins needed.

It's Mokie

Level 6

I think the emphasis on STEM nowadays is costing in areas like History and Social Studies that used to be very important when I was a lad.


Level 7

There are ANA people who go t!I classrooms. They volunteer in t!here neighborhood. Ask permission from the principal. The ANA sends some packets and they spend the day leading about cents dimes whatever he knows best. Covid has stopped that.. Now with the anti-virus it will come back.


Level 6

Laziness in teaching economics and history.


Level 5

I have showed a couple people my two cent piece, and they were blown away! They had no idea.... even my parents!


Level 5

The education should include all forms of currency. Not sure that writing your name is taught on schools. Just printing your name. Coin history should be a class.

walking liberty

Level 4

When i was in 2nd grade they taught us cursive. and then that evolved into regular writing then typing.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Nope, they don't teach cursive writing. They teach keyboarding. That's something one could figure out on our own. Most of us did.


Level 6

They teach anything but social re-education????

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Half my patients can't even identify who are on our coins anyway. Most of them have no idea of our history, but they sure know about diversity and global warming.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

They don't teach lots of things they need to teach but they sure do teach social engineering

Why don't they teach them the half cent, two cent, three cent, etc.. either? i think it is more of a counting excursive than actually learning about money.


Level 5

No idea! But i really wish they did. Cheers, NM


Level 5

$2 bills aren't that common, and not many people use half dollars for spending money. The reason they didn't have cents on there was probably because counting cents is as simple as counting by 1s. Nickels, dimes, and quarters they have to skip count. But that is just my thoughts on the problem.


Level 5

Cause Mr. Ryder from the mint created the Lesson Plan? Or someone like him anyway. I'm not joking, I use to teach, we made lesson plans and were subject to review. Peer pressure alone kept the lazy folks from "Just getting by", it doesn't seem to be the case in the example you cited. It's sad, but I'm thinking whoever wrote the Lesson was probably thinking, "They will never see one". Faulty logic, but it's the only logical reason I can think of.

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