Rolling in the Money
Students will be able to solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
- Explain to your students that today they will practice counting mixed coins and working on word problems with money.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Review with students by sequence counting by 25, 10, and 5.
- Demonstrate rolling the two premade dice, and instruct your students to practice counting the amount shown.
- Each time an amount is counted, write that amount on the dry erase board.
- Think out loud as you find the sum of the two rolled amounts on the dry erase board.
Guided Practice(10 minutes)
- Group your students, and give each group a set of premade money dice.
- Explain that each student will get a turn at rolling the dice and say the sum of the coins shown.
- If they are correct, have them record that amount on their papers.
- If they are incorrect, explain that they lose that amount.
- Ask your students to each take at least two turns, adding decimals on their papers.
Independent working time(15 minutes)
- Give your students the Coin Challenge: City Trip worksheet to complete.
- Enrichment: Require students to count back the change to the original amount given. Have students create their own word problems from the school supply store or a recent purchase from home. Have them write each problem on an index card. Use these cards to play a board game, using the dice as a way to find out what they move to.
- Support: Make a note on the worksheet for each problem regarding how many coins are needed.
- Instruct your students to illustrate and count 3 ways to make a dollar in their math journals.
- Have your students use at least 3 types of coins in each of the 3 combinations.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Ask your students to briefly tell you one thing they learned, one thing they remember the best about this lesson, or provide details on something they still have a question about.