Who doesn’t love finding pennies on the ground? If we learn about the values of coins and dollars,
then we can save everything up to buy something fun! We are going to learn about the values of
United States coins up to dollar coins and dollar bills up to 100. Students will be able to associate
value with coin or dollar. Get a helper to help hand out a few of each type of coin and paper dollar to
2 Direct Instruction
Present the advance organizer (include and describe): We are going to use plastic coins
and paper money throughout our lesson. It will help students visualize the values of each coin and
dollar. Students should know how to count fairly high, and they should know how to add within 20.
Students should be familiar with most of the coins and possibly paper money.
• Explain each type of coin include half dollar and gold dollars
o Penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, gold dollar
• Explain each type of paper money
o One, five, ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred
• Have students try adding a couple coins to make certain amounts
o Like two quarters equal fifty cents
3 Guided Practice
I would pass out worksheets with different money counting problems from easy to difficult. I would walk around and assist students if they need help. After everyone has a chance to complete the worksheet I would go over it as a class.
4 Independent Practice
I would give a small in class quiz to assist the students understandings and check to make sure everyone is on the same page. If someone is not I would figure out how to help the individual student to allow success for everyone.
I would give the students time to play a money game to practice their new skill. I would also send homework home that night to see how they remembered what they learned.