Friday, September 17, 2010

Math-Literature Connection: Money Madness

Money Madness by David A. Adler

This book is a great introduction to a money unit.  "It's hard to imagine a world without money," Adler says.  He then delivers a mini-economics lesson taking readers from a life without money to today's credit cards and digital money.

Along the way, students learn about trading and bartering as well as the natural progression from metal coins to paper money to the credit cards and digital money that are widely used in today's world.  It's a quick read that provides a simple introduction to the history of money and its importance. 

See more books in Mathwire's Math-Literature Connections:  Money.

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