Counting Coins

  • Second Grade
  • Math
  • 70 minutes
  • Standards: 2.MD.C.8
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August 17, 2015
by Nichelle Neal

Help your students learn to count money with this teacher-approved lesson. They'll love learning how much their favorite things are worth.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to count coins to know how much things are worth.

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Lesson

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

Extend

Differentiation

  • 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.

Review

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.

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