With our Money Lesson Plan, students will be able to identify and recognize the difference between values of currency, correctly use money symbols, and combine coins and dollars totaling given amounts. This interactive lesson engages creativity and analytical skills as students create a new coin and dollar bill.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction
- Distribute a penny to each student. Ask: What is the value of the penny?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Many students will say a penny, but continue until someone shares one cent.
- Ask: What does a cent mean?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Add questions about the other coins, for example, what does a nickel mean, dime, etc. mean?
- Allow for responses and discussion.
- Distribute the Money content pages. Read and review the information with students. Use additional examples when necessary for student understanding.
- Distribute the “Coins and bills” to be cut apart, and the scissors.
- Allow students time to cut apart all of the money.
- Distribute the Activity Page Instructions with chart. Pair students. Review the instructions. Remind students they may join their sample money to complete the activity.
- Once students have completed, allow pairs of students to share their responses. (There may be more than two ways to join the coins/dollars together to represent the amounts.)
- Distribute the Practice page. Once completed, allow students to share their answers with the class. Check for understanding. (Use additional resources for further practice pages.)
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses together as a class.
- In closing, distribute the colored pencils and closing activity page for students to create a new coin and dollar bill. Tell students the new coin or bill must have a new value. Tell them to think of symbols or pictures on the coin/bill that represent something. Use a current coin/bill as an example.
- Once students have completed their “invention”, allow volunteers to share the information with the class.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.8
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.
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