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This information has been updated for version 3.0.0, released April 2018.

Mathematical Concepts
Sample Files
Features of the Tool
Keyboard Shortcuts
How-To Videos (including transcript)
PDF Supports

Mathematical Concepts

Represent various money amounts using these realistic images of Canadian coins and bills.
Use this tool to:

The cash drawer multiplier and multi-select copy features support students in
demonstrating multiplicative thinking and using anchor values of 2,5, and 10.

Coin images © 2014 Royal Canadian Mint. All rights reserved.
Bank notes images used with the permission of the Bank of Canada.

Take a screenshot of your work to share with your teacher or add to a portfolio.
You can access a wide variety of Annotation tools using the Button_Annotation.pngbutton to communicate your thinking.

You can insert pictures into the Tool using theimportPicture.PNGbutton.

As of V2.0.0, it is possible to save and open files. This feature allows students to save their work and return at a later time to complete it.
It also facilitates sharing of completed work with a peer or teacher. See the sample files provided below.


iPad_SS5 (1).png
Use the MT_CashSlip.png sample image to find a total amount

French option as of version 2.1.0

Image import as of version 2.1.0


Sample Files (for V3.0.0 and beyond)

o access a sample file:
See the File Operations page for more details.


Click to open in the tool - desktop only


Type or copy into Open WWW text box, or
save locally by right-clicking or hard-pressing
Count Representations

Compare Amounts

Cash Slip Template

Note: These files were designed on a desktop computer and may not open exactly as shown on other devices.


Right click on the image and select Save image as...
Use the image import button or the File import button
to insert the image into the workspace.


Type or copy into Import WWW text box
MT_CashSlip.png https://mathies.ca/files/examples/MT_CashSlip.png

Features of the Tool

Label button


Show or hide the labels indicating the value of each currency.
Change Units button

Change Units

Set the units of these labels to indicate dollars or cents.
Choose Currency Button

Choose Currency

Determine which currencies to place in the cash drawer.
English buttonFrench button


Switch between English and French text and currency formatting (as of version 2.1.0).
Money Sizing Buttons

Currency Size

Resize images for easier manipulation.

On mobile devices, pinch to zoom is also available.
On some desktop browsers, the mouse wheel can be used to change the currency size.

It is helpful to begin by setting the desired size of currency.
Annotation button

Annotation Tool

Make notes or highlight various features of your representation. More details.
Insert Image button

Insert Image Button

You can insert images into the tool (as of version 2.1.0). More details.
Undo/Redo buttons


Step backward or forward through your actions with the tool.
This feature is not only useful for backtracking when a misstep is made, it enables a student to demonstrate their work from the start to the finish. They press Undo until they are at the start of their solution and then press Redo repeatedly, explaining each step.
Reset button


Delete all your work and return the tool to its starting state.
Information button


Access a link to this support page, a feedback form as well as copyright details and version number.
Settings button


Adjust labels, units, size and choice of currency. (an alternative method)
Adjust the background colour or restore the tool to its default settings.
Save and open and import files. More details. See the sample files provided above.
Currency Count button

Currency Count

Check to see how many of each type of currency are in the work space.
Multiplier button

Number of Copies to Drag

Set the number of copies to drag from the cash drawer.
Delete button


Click to remove selected items from the work space;
click again to clear the entire work space.
Alternatively, drag items to the recycle bin to remove them.
Copy button

Copy Button

Available when currency is selected.
Multiple Select

Multiple Select

Draw a marquee around currency to select it.
Click a coin or bill to add to or remove from selection.
Selected currency can be moved, copied,
or recycled as a group.

Keyboard Shortcuts

On the desktop version of this tool, all of the standard Keyboard Shortcuts have been implemented.
In addition,
increases the currency size
decreases the currency size

How - To Videos

Videos are provided in two formats to allow for use on a greater variety of browsers and devices.

Exploring the Basic Functionality

Not Working? Try mp4 format.

Video Transcript

Video Notes:

PDF Supports

mathies Money Learning Tool Tip Sheet

Visit EDUGAINS for various Tip Sheets.

Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math - A Teacher's Guide

Connecting Fundamental Math Concepts with mathies.ca (Draft)


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