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The digital world has dramatically changed finance. Join the host of PBS's Electronic Money as he explores the history of currency from Before Computers to the E-Money Revolution at www.pbs.org/opb/electricmoney. You can see how money has evolved by viewing the Money timeline. Put your monetary knowledge to use with a stock-trading simulator in Fun Stuff. Money has come a long way from the shells and stones used in primitive times to the paper, coin and electronic transactions of today. Visit this site and save a buck.
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Bank on your future at www.banking
onouruture.org. Practicing good money management early on will serve you for life. Zing leads fourth- and fifth-graders on his adventures with money, while Angie enlightens those in grades six through eight. Learn where money comes from and what a bank is in Banking Basics. Savings and Checking gives you the opportunity to practice using an ATM and writing checks. Visit Assessment to put all of your new knowledge to use. Don't forget to print off your certificate, proof that you are money smart.
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Count Us In! Learn online mathematics at www.abc.net.au/countusin with games designed to help you understand basic number concepts. You can practice your sheep counting skills by moving sheep from paddock to paddock. Catch a wave at the beach and learn about halves or go to the pond and help a frog leap on numbered lily pads. There are many other activities, such as patterning, addition and subtraction for you to play at home or in school.
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Spend a little time in the World of Money at www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/
worldofmoney. You'll learn about the forms and uses of money throughout history. If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, do a little research about what you can do to save some cash. It has been said that money makes the world go round. Decide for yourself if that's true when you read how money affects people's beliefs, art and politics in Money and Society. Also, read about people who study coins.
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Do you have a dollar bill that doesn't look right? Look it over carefully using Counterfeit Detection at www.indigoimage.com/count to find out if it is the real McCoy. The money circulating throughout the world has many security features, including holograms, optically variable ink, watermarks and rainbow printing. However, highly skilled counterfeiters study the individual workings or the half tones of a bill in order to print near replicas. A guide table shows some tricks for spotting a counterfeit bill. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
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