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CCSS: 3.MD.B.3, 4.MD.A.2

TEKS: 3.8A, 3.8B, 4.9A, 4.9B, 5.9C

Money Makeover

Have you ever wondered who the people on our money are? Or why they were picked? It’s the federal government’s job to decide who gets put on each bill.

All money is issued through the Federal Reserve. It’s been the nation’s central bank since 1913. Over the years, the bills have been redesigned. Security features have also been added to stop counterfeiting, or making fake money.

But one thing hasn’t changed: Only men appear on paper money. And with the exception of the $20 bill, the same person has been on each bill since 1914! Former President Andrew Jackson replaced former President Grover Cleveland on the $20 bill in 1929.

However, this could change in several years. Many people have proposed putting women on $20, $10, and $5 bills.

Three women already appear on coins. Susan B. Anthony appears on a dollar coin. She helped advocate for women’s right to vote. Sacagawea appears on the front of another dollar coin. She was a Native American woman who helped guide the Lewis and Clark expedition through the Louisiana Territory. Helen Keller is on the back of the Alabama state quarter. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a college degree.

A person needs to be well-known to be featured on U.S. currency. Also, no living person can appear. Do you have an idea for someone you’d like to see on money? Let your local member of Congress know!

Did you ever wonder who is on our paper money? Or why they were picked? It’s the federal government’s choice. They decide who is on each bill.

The Federal Reserve issues all money. It’s been the central bank in the U.S. since 1913. Over the years, the bills have been redesigned. Security features have also been added. This helps stop counterfeiting, or making fake money.

But one thing hasn’t changed. Only men have appeared on U.S. paper money. Also, the same person has been on each bill since 1914! The only exception is the $20 bill. Former President Andrew Jackson replaced former President Grover Cleveland. This happened in 1929.

However, this could change in several years. Many people have suggested putting women on $20, $10, and $5 bills.

Three women already appear on coins. Susan B. Anthony is on a silver dollar coin. She advocated for women’s right to vote. Sacagawea is on a dollar coin. She was a Native American woman. She helped guide the Lewis and Clark expedition through the Louisiana Territory. Helen Keller is on the Alabama state quarter. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a college degree.

A person needs to be well known to be on U.S. money. Also, no living person can appear on U.S. money. Can you think of someone you’d like to see on money? Let your local member of Congress know!

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Say you want to find out how many pennies were made in 2017. Which data display (above) would you look to?

A. The chart, “Bill Redesigns”

B. The circle graph, “Bill Redesigns”

C. The bar graph, “U.S. Coins Produced in 2017”

D. The line graph, “U.S. Coins Produced in 2017”

Say you want to find out how many pennies were made in 2017. Which data display (above) would you look to?

A. The chart, “Bill Redesigns”

B. The circle graph, “Bill Redesigns”

C. The bar graph, “U.S. Coins Produced in 2017”

D. The line graph, “U.S. Coins Produced in 2017”

Look at the chart below. Which bill has had the same design for the longest time?

A. $1

B. $5

C. $10

D. $20

Look at the chart below. Which bill has had the same design for the longest time?

A. $1

B. $5

C. $10

D. $20

In which year was the $10 bill last redesigned?

A. 2004

B. 2005

C. 2006

D. 2007

In which year was the $10 bill last redesigned?

A. 2004

B. 2005

C. 2006

D. 2007

Look at the chart above. Which is not true?

A. The $5 bill was redesigned more recently than the $10.

B. The $10 bill was redesigned more recently than the $20.

C. The $20 bill was redesigned more recently than the $50.

D. The $50 bill was redesigned more recently than the $20.

Look at the chart above. Which is not true?

A. The $5 bill was redesigned more recently than the $10.

B. The $10 bill was redesigned more recently than the $20.

C. The $20 bill was redesigned more recently than the $50.

D. The $50 bill was redesigned more recently than the $20.

Look at the bar graph below. Which is true?

A. More nickels were made than dimes.

B. Fewer pennies were made than nickels.

C. Fewer quarters were made than nickels.

D. More dimes were made than quarters.

Look at the bar graph below. Which is true?

A. More nickels were made than dimes.

B. Fewer pennies were made than nickels.

C. Fewer quarters were made than nickels.

D. More dimes were made than quarters.

About how many quarters were produced in 2017?

A. 2,000,000,000

B. 2,000,000

C. 2,000

D. 2

About how many quarters were produced in 2017?

A. 2,000,000,000

B. 2,000,000

C. 2,000

D. 2

In the bar graph, what is the label on the x-axis?

A. Number of Coins (in billions)

B. Coin Type

C. Years Since Last Redesign

D. U.S. Coins Produced in 2017

In the bar graph, what is the label on the x-axis?

A. Number of Coins (in billions)

B. Coin Type

C. Years Since Last Redesign

D. U.S. Coins Produced in 2017

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Sacagawea gold dollar (top); Susan B. Anthony silver dollar (middle); Helen Keller Alabama quarter (bottom)

You have two coins. One has Sacagawea on it, and one has Helen Keller. Which coin is worth more money? Explain.

You have two coins. One has Sacagawea on it, and one has Helen Keller. Which coin is worth more money? Explain.

A postcard costs 35 cents. What are 3 combinations of coins you could use to buy the postcard?

A postcard costs 35 cents. What are 3 combinations of coins you could use to buy the postcard?

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