Lesson Plan : Money Madness

Teacher Name:
 Sarah Donaldson
 Grade 2

 Learning the concept of the amount of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar and being able to add up simple combinations of the coins together
 The students will be able to know the worth of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar. The students will be able to find the amounts of simple combinations of the coins together.
 The students will identify that a penny is worth 1 cent, a nickel is worth 5 cents, a dime is worth 10 cents, a quarter is worth 25 cents, and a dollar is worth 100 cents. The students will be able to add the amounts of the coins together after identifying how much each coin is worth.
 overhead, overhead money, penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar play money for each student TEKS: (2.3) Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. The student adds and subtracts whole numbers to solve problems. The student is expected to: (A) recall and apply basic addition and subtraction facts ( to 18); (D) determine the value of a collection of coins up to one dollar;
 Place penny on overhead and discuss value. Repeat with nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar.
 Have students take out their play money and discuss the value of penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar together with teacher.
 Teacher places 2 pennies on overhead, and students place 2 pennies on desk. They talk about together that there are 2 coins on the desk that each equal once cent. Both coins together equal two cents. Then two nickels are placed on the overhead. Discuss that there are 2 coins, but it does not equal 2 cents because each nickel is worth 5 cents. The teacher wil explain that this time there are two coins, but it equals 10 cents! Examples and practice is repeated with nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar.
 Some students may be able to have numbers written on their coins so it can help remind them how much each coin is worth-easier for them to add up the total amount and relate number amount to each coin. (example- the number 5 written on the nickel).
Checking For Understanding:
 Collect papers with their answers of overhead money game and see how many they were able to answer correctly without sharing with parter and class.
 The teacher puts 5 coins on the overhead and asks how many coins are on the overhead. After students answer "5" she asks how much-what is the total AMOUNT of the coins- on the overhead and the students add up the amounts of the pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars and tell the amount.
 The students were able to think out the answer on their own, then talk about it with a partner, then have complete confidence in their answer when talked about with entire class.
Teacher Reflections:
 The students loved being able to work with the actual play money in front of them, and overall truly enjoyed the overhead money counting game. They worked quickly and were excited to see the next amount of coins on the overhead to solve!

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