Add It Up! Counting Money

August 17, 2015
by Sarah Marten

Students will work together as well as individually to add up coins to a desired amount. This real life skill will be made fun when students get to physically count out their cents!

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve story problems by counting money.

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Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Explain to the students that they will be reviewing how to count money to solve story problems in today's lesson.
  • Pass out the money (or manipulatives) to each student.
  • Review how many cents a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter represent.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Hand out the Counting Money Word Problems document to each student.
  • Model the first word problem for the class by reading it aloud and demonstrating with coins how to solve the problem.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Have the students, with the help of their partner, complete the rest of the word problems.
  • Walk the room and monitor students.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Hand out the 2nd Grade Counting Coins I and 2nd Grade Present Math worksheets to each student.
  • Allow the students to continue working in pairs to complete the worksheets.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Have advanced students write a counting money word problem on their own on the back of the Word Problem worksheet.
  • Support: Have struggling students work with a student that understands the lesson, or shorten the amount of work for the students to complete on the Word Problem document.

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Hand out the 2nd Grade Counting Coins II and the 2nd Grade How Many Coins worksheets to each student.
  • Have students complete the worksheets independently as an assessment.

Review and Closing

  • Create a group work station that has students counting money for on going practice and review.

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