Lesson Plan

Introduction to Counting Coins

Students will learn about coin values and create coin combinations that equal to a dollar.
Jennifer P.
Special Education Instructor
Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary School
Chesnee, SC
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Math, English Language Learning

Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of coin values and create coin combinations that are equal to one dollar. 

Grades 1
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1 Procedures

Activity: Reading

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.