Teach children to identify a ten-dollar bill and that a ten-dollar bill is worth ten one-dollar bills.

Gather one ten-dollar bill, one five-dollar bill, and ten one-dollar bills per child. Children might create their own pretend paper money with paper, pens, and crayons or markers.

Have children complete the steps below.

Have children practice until they perfectly master each task.

STEP 1 - WHAT IS A TEN-DOLLAR BILL?

Children identify the ten-dollar bill.

- Direct the children to examine the front and back of the ten-dollar bill. Ask the children to verbally describe what they see.
- Have children hold up the ten-dollar bill and recite, '1 ten-dollar bill is worth 10 one-dollar bills.'

STEP 2 - COMBINE AND SEPARATE

Children combine and separate groups of one, five, and ten-dollar bills.

- Ask children to group 10 one-dollar bills together.
- Tell children to move 1 ten-dollar bill next to the 10 one-dollar bills. Have them recite, '1 ten-dollar bill is worth 10 one-dollar bills.'
- Tell children to remove the one-dollar bills and add two five-dollar bills next to the 1 ten-dollar bill. Have them recite, '1 ten-dollar bill is worth 2 five-dollar bills.'

STEP 3 - PLAY STORE

- Give each child 1 ten-dollar bill, 1 five-dollar bill, and 4 one-dollar bills. Say to children, 'A beach chair costs 18 dollars. Show me which bills you must give to the cashier to purchase the chair.'
- Give each child 1 ten-dollar bill, 1 five-dollar bill, and 4 one-dollar bills. Say to children, 'A Christmas wreath costs 16 dollars. Show me which bills you must give to the cashier to purchase the wreath.'
- Give each child 1 ten-dollar bill, 1 five-dollar bill, and 4 one-dollar bills. Say to children, 'A lawn gnome costs 14 dollars. Show me which bills you must give to the cashier to purchase the gnome.'