Count that Money Honey
Read Deena's Lucky Penny (Math matters Series): In Deena's Lucky Penny, the focus is on money: identifying pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters; recognizing equivalencies (eg. five pennies = one nickel; two nickels = one dime; and so on, up to four quarters = one dollar). Deena's mom's birthday is coming and Deena has no money to buy a present for her. She finds a "lucky" penny and through the help of neighbors and family, she trades up until her penny gradually becomes a dollar. Now Deena can afford a gift for mom.
Listen to the story and answer questions as asked.
2 Direct Instruction
This site will allow students to learn the coins, their values, how to write their worth, then move on to count coins at their pace.
Go to www.abcya.com/learning-coins.htm, follow the lesson at your pace, then complete the activity.
3 Guided Practice
Students will go to www.hbschool.com/activity/counting_money (in groups of 3) to count collections of coins. This site will let students know immediately if their count is accurate, high, or low and give them a chance to correct. They will then work collaboratively to show $0.86 in different ways. Students may choose any app or combination of apps to show their coin collections (must include at least 3 photographs or 1 video with 3 collections of coins).
- visit web page with your small group to count collections of coins
- work as a team to determine multiple ways to make $0.86.
- choose at least 2 apps to smash to show your collections of coins. You must include at least 3 pictures OR 1 video of 3 collections of coins in addition to words.
4 Independent Practice
This site will allow students lots of independent practice. If you have free accounts you will have to monitor or have students screen shot score of 80% accuracy after a minumum of 10 questions.
go to the site www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/count-money-up-to-1-dollar answer a minimum of 10 questions. You must have a score of at least 80% to show mastery.
5 Wrap Up
To apply learning at home (or in class)
Students will count a random collection of coins, draw/represent in words, and record total amount
- get a random selection of coins (maybe from your parent's pocket)
- count the coins, record total
- draw the coins you counted