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Start with a Chart

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Summary

The student will synthesize information gathered from a chart. The student will choose a mathematical technique to answer questions involving addition, subtraction, and ordering of dates.

Coin Type(s)

  • Quarter

Coin Program(s)

  • 50 State Quarters

Objectives

  • The student will synthesize information gathered from a chart.
  • The student will choose a mathematical technique to answer questions involving addition, subtraction, and ordering of dates.

Major Subject Area Connections

  • Math

Minor/supporting Subject Area Connections

  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

Grades

  • Fourth grade
  • Fifth grade
  • Sixth grade

Class Time

Sessions: One
Session Length: 45-60 minutes
Total Length: 46-90 minutes

Groupings

  • Individual work

Terms and Concepts

  • Statehood
  • Issuance
  • 50 State Quarters® Program

Materials

  • Copies of the “Start with a Chart” worksheet (page 4), one per student
  • Copies of the “States and Quarters Questions” worksheet (page 5), one per student
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Preparations

  • Review lesson.
  • Review chart and worksheet.

Worksheets and Files

Lesson plan, worksheet(s), and rubric (if any) at www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/lessonPlans/pdf/354-359.pdf.

  1. Discuss the new 50 State Quarters™ Program with students, a new coin program by the U.S. Mint. Approximately every 10 weeks, the U.S. Mint is releasing a special quarter for each state, in the order the states were admitted into the United States. Each new quarter possesses a unique design that celebrates that state’s heritage and special contribution to the United States.
  2. Provide students with necessary materials (paper, pencil, etc.).
  3. Pass out the “Start with a Chart” worksheet (page 4) and the “States and Quarters Questions” worksheet (page 5).
  4. Have students use paper and pencil to answer the questions on the worksheet while referring to the chart for their answers.
  5. Evaluation can take place as the teacher checks students’ work for understanding.

Enrichments/Extensions

  • Students can create their own list of questions in reference to the chart and exchange with another student.
  • Students can design a quarter for their home state.

Evaluation can take place as the teacher checks students’ work for understanding.

This lesson plan is not associated with any Common Core Standards.

Discipline: Mathematics
Domain: All Problem Solving
Cluster: Instructional programs from kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to
Grade(s): Grades K–12
Standards:

  • Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving
  • Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts
  • Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems
  • Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving

Discipline: Mathematics
Domain: 3-5 Number and Operations
Cluster: Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.
Grade(s): Grades K–12
Standards:

In grades 3–5 all students should

  • understand various meanings of multiplication and division;
  • understand the effects of multiplying and dividing whole numbers;
  • identify and use relationships between operations, such as division as the inverse of multiplication, to solve problems; and
  • understand and use properties of operations, such as the distributivity of multiplication over addition.