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DOLLAR BILLS & PLACE VALUE: $1 to $1 Quadrillion

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How to teach place value with money.

The image above shows how to clip sets of 10 of each bill to your classroom's magnetic chalk or white board.

Notice how commas separate each set of three bills. The pattern from right to left is ONE, TEN, HUNDRED.

Short Stack: 120 Bills (10 of each denomination) for only $30.

$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000, $500,000.

Tall Stack: 200 Bills (10 of each denomination) for only $60:

$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000, $1 Million, $10 Million, $100 Million, $1 Billion, $10 Billion, $100 Billion, $1 Trillion, $10 Trillion, $100 Trillion, $1 Quadrillion.

Good imitation bills are highly recommend because LD students have great difficulty generalizing or applying practice to real-life situations. Learning the basic concepts using real coins and money that looks real, will assure that understanding and skills are available for real problem solving.

Play money and plastic coins and counters are of limited value to dyscalculic students. The realistic bills used here are solely intended to illustrate place value in the base-10 system. Remind students that attempting to use fake money for purchases, is a serious crime with lasting consequences.

Note that there are federal rules concerning reproductions of actual US currency.

US Bills in General Circulation Today: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100.

  • Denominations last printed in 1945: $500; $1,000; $5,000; $10,000; $100,000.

  • Circulation of these larger denominations was discontinued in 1969 for lack of use.

  • The US Treasury never issued bills larger than $100,000.