I've got good news and bad news. Bad news: numbers are involved. Good news: money is involved. That was clear, wasn't it? *eyeroll*
We're going over money signs today. Not ALL money signs include actual numbers and brain cramping. The even better news, no one has to know how much money you have/don't have.
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- This sign was derived from "common sense" "good sense" -- not at all money related, I know!
- It's best to start your index finger at the forehead then bring it down to the amount
- You can remember it by your hand smoothing out a dollar bill
- Or by your hand going over a dollar bill like a money clip (because we all have one of those...)
For Thousands and Millions
- Each time your hand hits your palm is like a comma.
- 1,000 = 1 comma
- 1,000,000 = 2 commas -- make sure your hand moves forward on the second tap
- make sure your bottom palm is facing fingers forward/front, with fingers together.
The practice number at the end highlight here for the answer → 5,423,705 ← Just highlight like you were going to copy and paste the text (click and drag your mouse) to see the hidden answer. Oh yeah, I'm THAT cool.
Here are a few practice sentences to try:
*If you don't know the sign yet, just fingerspell it for now.
MY HOUSE COST 6,314,981
TOMORROW I GO STORE BUY PINK SOCKS
EVERY-FRIDAY MY MOM PAY-ME $5
I WANT MY MOM PAY-ME $20
- Take out a receipt -- and now sign each of the prices going down the side.
- Making up random amounts of money can be a simple and fun way to practice your numbers.
Have the numbers videos open so you can click through to see what numbers are which if you forget.
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