Let's Talk Money, Honey
Currency from around the world is so fascinating (here is a lovely collection of images of paper currency.) Handling and thinking in terms of a new currency is a beautiful challenge when traveling. I exchanged some USD (United States Dollar) to COP (Colombian Peso) and marveled at the 440,000 COP Brian brought home from the bank. As a visual person, I took up the pen and sticky notes. There is nothing a sticky note cannot do in my world. Labeling each note with the USD equivalent helped me to see a pattern emerge. Sarah's requesting I bring back coins; I'm eager to see what those look like.
I'll be engaging in lots of mental math while in Colombia, translating and converting currency in my head. Ah, school life as real life. And if you are craving a little bit of real life as school life, consider this - what is 440,000 COP worth in USD? (PS -
Currently, $1USD = 1853.70COP.
Dana Van Tilborg
7/13/2014 09:16:01 am
I love this Jen! Very helpful :-)
7/15/2014 09:56:24 am
School Life as Real Life--Yeah!
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