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Students will be able to recognize coins and identify their values.
- 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 Coin Song and pause the song after each coin is explained. Have students repeat after you as you chant:
- A ____ (coin name) is worth ____ (coin value).
- Show students pre-selected images from magazines or the internet and write how much each item costs. For example, a popsicle might cost one dollar.
- Model figuring out what coins you can use to purchase the items.
Guided Practice(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
- Allow students to use their coins to complete the worksheets.
Enrichment: Have the students tell you how much each item is worth without using the coins.
Support: Allow students who need extra support to work in partnerships or small groups.
- Assign one of the Present Math worksheets as an informal assessment.
Review and closing(10 minutes)
- Replay The Coin Song.
- Have students turn and talk to a partner, answering the following questions:
- What did you learn today?
- What adjectives describe a penny? A nickel? A dime? A quarter?