Introduction to Counting Coins
Step 1. Introduce counting money to the students by reading aloud the picture book The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams to students.
Step 2. Teacher will reveiw coin values and equivalencies with students.
Step 3. Teacher will lead a whole group discussion with students to find ways to make a dollar from different coin combinations and create a chart showing ways to make a dollar.
Step 4. Teacher then designates each student in the classroom to represent a specific coin. Some students will be asked to represent quarters, some students to represent dimes, some students to represent nickels, and some students to represent pennies.
Step 5. Teacher then will ask each student to stand up and walk around the room to group up with other students around them to make a dollar.
Key Standards Supported
Counting And Cardinality
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.1
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).