Money Pieces, by MLC 4+

A Math Learning Center tool

The Math Learning Center

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 8 Ratings
    • Free

iPad Screenshots


Money Pieces help students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Two versions of coins and bills are provided: virtual currency pieces that replicate the appearance and relative size of U.S. coins and the dollar bill, and area money pieces.

Area money pieces represent the values of coins and the dollar bill using an area model in which 1 square unit is equal to a penny. Nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars are represented by collections of squares equal to their value. In this way, the area pieces can be used to model and compute with fractions and decimals.


• Switch between currency and area money pieces.

• Exchange money for different bill or coin values.

• Show either side (heads or tails) of the currency or money pieces.

•Hide and reveal work with resizable covers to create your own problems and model strategies.

• Use the drawing tools to annotate work and show understanding.

• Add equations, expressions, and descriptions with the math text and writing tools.

• Share your work by saving an image or providing a share code to others.


This resource is brought to you by The Math Learning Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to K-12 education since 1976. Our mission is to inspire and enable individuals to discover and develop their mathematical confidence and ability.

This app was crafted by Clarity Innovations. We help improve teaching and learning by creating solutions that match promising technologies with the needs of education. Visit us:

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

New features in Version 2:

• Share your work by saving an image or url, or providing a sharing code to others. Great for creating the initial setup of an activity, then sharing it with students so they can explore it further.

• Enter text directly from your keyboard with the new writing tool. Add labels, descriptions, or instructional text to your work.

• More easily edit equations and other math text using a traditional text field.

• Drawings on the workspace stay visible when the drawing palette is closed.

• Add multiple resizable covers to hide and reveal pieces.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Iowamom2013 ,

Cool teaching tool

This app is so useful in our homeschool. I love being able to show how pennies "change into" nickels or dimes etc. The grid feature is cool too. This app is a teaching tool that can be used with any curriculum, for many different ages. Free, and no ads!

551983 ,

One quick fix

This is a great app. I'm using it to teach decimals as they relate to money, so the grids are PERFECT!! The one problem is in grid form the manipulative is to big to fit large numbers on the screen. I need a way to make them smaller.

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