Lesson Plan

Identifying Coin Values

We know that exposure and repetition are very important when teaching students to recognize coins and identify their values. Use this hands-on lesson that can be used alongside Counting Coins or as an independent lesson!
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Counting Coinslesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Counting Coinslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to recognize coins and identify their values.

Language

Students will be able to explain their thinking using sentence frames and visuals for support.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Project the image of the candle on the whiteboard. Explain to the students that you've been wanting this candle for a long time and you are hoping to go to the store to purchase the candle after school. Get out your wallet or purse and say, "Alright, let me see here. I need to figure out what I can give to the sales clerk when I get to the store."
  • Pull out three pieces of macaroni. Say, "Do you think I can purchase this candle with three pieces of macaroni? I see the tag says 3!"
  • Have students think-pair-share their responses and provide the following sentence stems for support:
    • I think you can use macaroni because ________.
    • I don't think you can use macaroni because ________.
  • Allow a few students to share out their thinking.
  • Explain that most people use money to purchase the things they need or want. Ask students to turn and talk, explaining what money is to an elbow partner.
  • Tell the students that today they will be solving story problems involving money using sentence frames and visuals for support.

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