Money & Coins
Start off the lesson assessing prior knowledge of coins and thier values. Use Virtual Manipulatives to review coin value and what they look like. There is also a song to help them remember that you can use. . .
Penny, penny, easy spent,
Copper brown and worth one cent.
Nickel, nickel, thick and fat,
You’re worth 5. I know that.
Dime, dime, little and thin,
I remember—you’re worth 10.
Quarter, quarter, big and bold,
You’re worth 25, I am told.
2 Direct & Guided Instruction
Make money real! The best part of teaching money is that students can easily see the connection to the real world applications. Find hand on things in the classroom for the students to buy with play money. Lower students can just buy one item and more advanced students can add up the price of multiple items to buy. Start off with doing the examples by yourself and then with small groups.
3 Independent Practice
This a great website for extra independent practice. You can create 3 different assignments for 1. Identifying Money and Calculating Cents, 2. Comparing Cents, and 3. Word Problems and Money. It has extra videos to watch and can read the questions out loud. If students finish early, they can go to 'Jam Session' to work on other skills.
4 Wrap Up/Extension
Students can use Animoto or the regular camera video to record them identifying the coins. They can create and then solve their own word problems.
Key Standards Supported
Measurement And Data
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?