Main Subject Area: Mathematics
Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will learn ways to make different numeric amounts using coins.
Precut shapes (that relate to the story read in the lesson, “For Sale!”) with numeral values written on them (laminate these for durability)
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2
2. Once students seem comfortable with this concept, divide students into working pairs or small groups, and give each group ten shapes and an assortment of real or play coins.
3. Have the student groups count out coins to match the numerical values on their shapes.
4. In their math journals, have the students copy the numerical value on each shape and underneath draw coins used to make the matching amount.
5. Repeat this activity the next day distributing different shape sets to different groups, but using the same procedure.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options: