Main Subject Area: Mathematics
Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will learn all the ways to make 50 cents using coins using different coins.
1 precut shape for each student pair that relates directly to the story read in the lesson, “For Sale!” This shape should be different from the shape used in the lesson, “Mixing Coins.”
Real or play coins: cents (pennies), nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollar for each group of students
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2
2. Introduce your students to the idea that they can make a single coin amount using different coin combinations. Model with your students one way for making 25 cents, and then invite students to try to make 25 cents in a different way.
3. Once students seem comfortable with this concept, divide students into working pairs, and give each pair their precut shape to glue on top of a large piece of paper, an assortment of real or play coins, and coin stamps.
4. Have the students use their coins to make all possible combinations that equal fifty cents. Each time the students find a new combination, have them stamp the correct coins in a row on their cut-out shape.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options: