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# Here is a lesson on money

Subject:

Math

Grades:

2, 3

Sarah Blumenthal

Amy Standridge

October 23, 1996

Math Lesson Plan

Topic:

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Money

Grade: Second

Objectives:

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The students

will be able to…

1. Correctly identify each coin and its assigned

value.

2. Use the coins to arrive at the designated total

marked on the envelops.

Lesson:

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A. Anticipatory Set

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1. Allow the children to examine pennies, nickels,

and dimes.

2. Ask the students how much each coin is worth.

3. Ask the students what coin has the greatest value.

4. Ask the students what coin has the least value.

5. Ask the students how much the nickel is worth.

6. Ask the students how much money they would have

if they had one penny, one nickel, and one dime.

B. Concept Development/Activity

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C. Practice

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1. in pairs, the students will choose an envelop

with a designated value amount written on it.

2. Using pennies, nickels, and/or dimes, the students

will place the specific amount of money in the envelop.

3. After placing the coins in the envelop, the students

trade envelops with their partner. Each person checks what the

other one did to make sure it is correct.

4. After each person has checked the amount in the

envelop, it is their turn to come up with the correct amount on

their new envelop using a different combination of coins than

their partner did.

5. The students then trade envelops again to check

the work of their partner.

6. Once each partner has completed the activity,

the students trade envelops with another group. Now the partners

repeat the entire activity following steps 2 – 5.

1. Have the students get a new partner.

2. With the handout provided, the students will be

asked to use only a specific amount of coins to arrive at the

designated value.

3. The teacher may demonstrate an example on the

board if necessary to clarify. EXAMPLE:

(.10) (.05) (.05) (.01) (.01) (.01) (.01) (.01)

D. Closure

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Materials:

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1. Problem of the Day.

2. The students will be given a handout in which

to complete the problem of the Day.

3. They have $1.25 to spend on lunch. They must choose

at least one item from each category (fruit/vegetable, drink,

sandwich, and snack) without going over $1.25.

4. The students discuss with the entire class what

selections they made and why.

5. The teacher can ask various extension questions

such as:

* How many different combinations are there?

* If you buy the most expensive thing in each category,

do you have enough money?

* If you buy the least expensive thing in each category,

how much money do you have left over?

* Plastic coins (pennies, nickels, dimes)

* Envelops marked with designated coin values

* Activity sheet for the Practice section

* Activity sheet for the Problem of the Day

Bibliography:

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Mathematics Plus.

Grace M. Burton, Ph.D.

et al. Harcourt Brace & Company. New York: NY, 1994. 121A – 122

(Teacher’s Edition).

* Sarah Blumenthal

* Amy Standridge

Name

Practice with Coins

For this worksheet, you and your partner must come

up with a combination of coins that equal the designated dollar

amount given. After you have completed the handout you can extend

this practice activity by trying to come up with different combinations

of coins to reach the same dollar amount. Further ideas include

making up your own problem and having your partner try to figure

out the answer(s).

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Name

Problem of the Day

Before you went to school this morning your mom or dad gave you

some lunch money. They provided you with $1.25 to purchase the

food with. Your parents instructed you to eat a well – rounded

meal which consisted of four different categories. You had to

choose at least one food item from each category. If you had enough

money left over then your parents said that you could get anything

else you wanted. Choose from the items below to make your lunch.

FRUIT/VEG. DRINK SANDWICH SNACK

Apple $ .05 Milk $ .15 Hamburger $ .75 Cookie $ .25

Banana $ .06 Juice $ .20 Turkey $ .65 Chips $ . 35

Orange $ .07 Soda $ .35 PB &Jelly $ . 55 Candy $ .45

From these items, what would you choose to eat? Why?

FRUIT/VEG.

DRINK

SANDWICH

SNACK

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