Money in the Bank
Main Subject Area: Mathematics
Duration of Lesson: 30 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will recognize and express the value using cent notation of penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.
Students will add coin amounts together.
Coin/value card sets with coin amounts written on one side and the number of coins required to make the combination listed on the other side (i.e. 45 cents --- 3 coins) - Make one set and then photocopy for ease and laminate for durability.
A handful of play coins of each denomination: cents (pennies), nickels, dimes and quarters
For each student you need a container to be the “Bank”
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2
2. Explain the following rules to the students: One child chooses a card and names the exact combination of coins that is needed to match what is shown on the card. The student uses play coins to create this coin combination. Their partner checks to make sure the amount is correct. The first student drops the coins into the bank.
3. Play continues until four turns are completed.
4. The students add the money in their banks. The winner is the person with the most money in the bank. (Alternately, the winner could be the student who completed the most turns correctly.)
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options: