Our Founding Fathers on Currency February 20, 2017 13:49
Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are featured on coins and bills. Read more about presidents (and their spouses) on coins in our previous post.
In Excel Math, we help students recognize coins, calculate cost per unit, solve word problems using mental multiplication, and calculate change using the fewest coins. Not every student will become a mathematician, but each one can learn to view math as something achievable and useful in every day life.
Many graduates of Excel Math tell us math is now their favorite subject. Here's an example of a fourth grade Excel Math Student Lesson Sheet about calculating change. (Download Excel Math worksheets from our website.) See if you can solve problems 1-6:
Continuing with the presidents who appear on bills, President Thomas Jefferson is on the two dollar bill. We don't see too many of these anymore:
President Ulysses S. Grant appears on the fifty dollar bill:
The other statesmen who appear on dollar bills (not presidents):
Alexander Hamilton appears on the ten dollar bill. Here's one that tore in half as soon as it was picked up (don't try this at home):
Benjamin Franklin appears on the 100 dollar bill: