- Second Grade
- 70 minutes
- Standards: 2.MD.C.8
Help your students learn to count money with this teacher-approved lesson. They'll love learning how much their favorite things are worth.
Students will be able to count coins to know how much things are worth.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Ask your students to name the different coins used in the United States.
- Show the students the different coins, and tell them what each coin is called.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Play the The Coin Song.
- Write the names on the board next to each coin.
- Draw a few coins on the board, and show the students how to count the coins to see how much the different items cost.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)
- Give each student a bag of coins.
- Write a money amount on the board.
- Have the students use their coins to show the amount you have on the board.
Independent Working Time (15 minutes)
- Hand out the Counting Coins worksheet.
- Have the students complete the worksheet independently.
- Have them talk to their shoulder partner to check their worksheet
- Enrichment: Have the students tell you how much each item is worth without using the coins.
- Support: Allow struggling students to use their coins to complete the worksheets.
Assessment (15 minutes)
- Collect the worksheets to check for understanding.
- Assign Present Math 2 as an informal assessment.
- Allow students to use their coins to complete the worksheet.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- As a class, complete the Present Math 3 worksheet.
- Replay the The Coin Song.