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This information has been updated for version 2.1.2, released June 2016.

Mathematical Concepts
Examples
Features of the Tool
Keyboard Shortcuts
How-To Videos (including transcript)
PDF Supports

Mathematical Concepts

Represent various money amounts using these realistic images of Canadian coins and bills.
Use this tool to:
  • estimate and count a collection of money
  • skip count using the value of one of the coins or bills
  • represent relationships between coins and bills (E.g., There are 8 quarters in a toonie.)
  • add and subtract money amounts by making simulated purchases and providing change
  • explore place value and unit conversions

The cash drawer multiplier and multi-select copy features support students in
demonstrating multiplicative thinking and using anchor values of 2,5, and 10.

Coin images © 2014 Royal Canadian Mint. All rights reserved.
Bank notes images used with the permission of the Bank of Canada.

Take a screenshot of your work to share with your teacher or add to a portfolio.

Examples
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Money_SkipCount.png

Money_PlaceValueNoLines.png

Money_Equivalence.png

Customize_Values.png

Money_DepositSlipExample.png

Money_FrenchFeatures.png
French option as of version 2.1.0


Money_ImageImportExample.png
Image import as of version 2.1.0




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Features of the Tool

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Labels

Show or hide the labels indicating the value of each currency.
Money_UnitsButton.png

Change Units

Set the units of these labels to indicate dollars or cents.
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Choose Currency

Determine which currencies to place in the cash drawer.
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English/French

Switch between English and French text and currency formatting (as of version 2.1.0).
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Currency Size

Resize images for easier manipulation.

On mobile devices, pinch to zoom is also available.
On some desktop browsers, the mouse wheel can be used to change the currency size.

It is helpful to begin by setting the desired size of currency.
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Annotation Tool

Make notes or highlight various features of your representation. More details.
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Insert Image Button

You can insert images into the tool (as of version 2.1.0). More details.
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Undo/Redo

Step backward or forward through your actions with the tool.
This feature is not only useful for backtracking when a misstep is made, it enables a student to demonstrate their work from the start to the finish. They press Undo until they are at the start of their solution and then press Redo repeatedly, explaining each step.
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Reset

Delete all your work and return the tool to its starting state.
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Information

Access a link to this wiki, a feedback form as well as copyright details and version number.
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Settings

Adjust labels, units, size and choice of currency. (an alternative method)
Adjust the background colour or restore the tool to its default settings.
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Currency Count

Check to see how many of each type of currency are in the work space.
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Number of Copies to Drag

Set the number of copies to drag from the cash drawer.
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Recycle

Click to remove selected items from the work space;
click again to clear the entire work space.
Alternatively, drag items to the recycle bin to remove them.
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Copy Button

Available when currency is selected.
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Multiple Select

Draw a marquee around currency to select it.
Click a coin or bill to add to or remove from selection.
Selected currency can be moved, copied,
or recycled as a group.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

On the desktop version of this tool, all of the standard Keyboard Shortcuts have been implemented.
In addition,
+
sp
increases the currency size
-

decreases the currency size

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How - To Videos

Videos are provided in two formats to allow for use on a greater variety of browsers and devices.
Exploring the Basic Functionality

Not Working? Try mp4 format.

Video Transcript

Video Notes:
  • This video was recorded using version 1.0.0.
  • The above "How to" video does not include information about how to use the cash drawer multiplier, undo/redo, currency count, copy buttons, multiple select, image import and language features.
  • The overlap setting has been removed. Currencies no longer mysteriously bounce back to the cash drawer.
  • You may place coins and bills anywhere you like in the work space, even directly on top of each other.
  • Increase / Decrease currency size buttons have been changed from left / right arrows to standard up / down buttons.
  • The annotation video referred to in the above "How to" video is currently in development.


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