# Lesson Plan

## Do You Have a Coin Collection?

Main Subject Area: Mathematics

Duration of Lesson:  30 minutes

Keywords:

• Coins

Brief Description:

After briefly discussing coin collecting, the class takes a poll to see how many students collect coins. Then students create a graph showing all responses and discuss the survey results.

National Standard(s):

• Data Analysis and Probability

Objectives:

Students will interpret displays of data and solve problems that involve collecting and analyzing data.

Materials (online):

Materials (offline):

A paper coin for each student

Glue

A graph onto which the paper coins can be glued

Coins Used in Lesson:

No specific coins are needed for this lesson.

Procedures (online):

Procedures (offline):

1. Create a paper coin for each student in the class, and a graph on to which to glue the coins.

2. Discuss coin collections and talk about the collecting hobby with your class. You might read a book about coins aloud or visit the H.I.P. Pocket Change(TM) Web site.

3. Give each student a paper coin. Then ask, "Who has a coin collection?"

4. Have those students with a coin collection come to the front of the class and glue their coins on the graph. Then have the remaining students glue their coins on the other half of the graph.

5. Ask students to look at the graph and answer these questions: How many students in our class have a coin collection? How many students in our class do not collect coins? How many more people in our class collect coins than don't? (or vice versa.) What else can you tell about the students in our room from this graph?

Assessment / Evaluation:

How well are students able to analyze the results of the class graph?

Differentiated Learning Options:

Have students conduct their own surveys about coin collecting with family and friends.