Lesson Plan

Main Subject Area: Mathematics

Duration of Lesson:  45 minutes

Keywords:

• Coin Combinations
• Coins
• Money
• Value

Brief Description:

Students will create different coin combinations for a single amount.

National Standard(s):

• Number and Operations
• Communication
• Representation

• Demonstrate competence in the general skills and strategies of the writing process

Objectives:

Students will practice counting.

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the value of coins.

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of coin combinations.

Materials (online):

Materials (offline):

Set of circulating coins for each group of 4 students

Sheet of poster paper for each student with a black line dividing the board horizontally, and the bottom half broken into 3 even sections

Pencil and crayons

Coins Used in Lesson:

Currently circulating coins: penny, nickel, dime and quarter

Procedures (online):

Procedures (offline):

1. Display a chart with the assigned value of each letter of the alphabet: A - 1, B - 2, C - 3, D - 4, etc.

2. Have each child write out the letters of their first name on the top half of their piece of poster board.

3. Instruct your students to figure out the "value" of each letter of their name based on the classroom chart and write this on their poster.

4. Have your students add the “value” of each letter together to find the total “value” of their name. Instruct them to write this on the poster board as well.

5. Working in groups, have the students "make change" for the value of their name. The students should come up with at least 3 different coin combinations.

6. Students should trace the coins onto the bottom half of their poster board, and write the coin value inside the tracing, to show the different combinations for the value of their name.

7. Students can write sentences about the value of their name. For example: My name is Ann. The value of my name is 29 cents. You can make 29 cents using one quarter and 4 pennies.

Assessment / Evaluation:

Students can exchange posters in their groups and count the coin combinations for their partner. The teacher can evaluate the students on the accuracy of their name value and number sentences.

Differentiated Learning Options:

Extensions: If the value of their name is under one dollar the students could show how much change they would get if they "purchased" their name for a dollar.

Modifications: Students can just make one combination for the value of their name.