Main Subject Area: Mathematics
Duration of Lesson: 30 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will solve simple addition problems using coins.
Students will recognize coin equivalents (5 pennies = one nickel).
Game cards – can be index cards or small pieces of paper with pictures of different combinations of coin denominations on them (pennies, nickels and dimes)
Objects for game pieces (can be coins)
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2
Explain to students the rules of the game.
1. Flip a coin to see who goes first.
2. The student taking the turn chooses a game card.
3. That student moves their game piece along the penny path the number of cents equal to the value of their game card. For example, if their card has one nickel and one penny on it, the student moves their game piece six spaces.
4. The first person to make it to the finish line wins.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Students can write out number sentences for the game cards (example: dime + penny = 10 cents + 1 cent = 11 cents)
Differentiated Learning Options: