Start with a Chart
The student will synthesize information gathered from a chart. The student will choose a mathematical technique to answer questions involving addition, subtraction, and ordering of dates.
- 50 State Quarters
- The student will synthesize information gathered from a chart.
- The student will choose a mathematical technique to answer questions involving addition, subtraction, and ordering of dates.
Major Subject Area Connections
Minor/supporting Subject Area Connections
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Fourth grade
- Fifth grade
- Sixth grade
Session Length: 45-60 minutes
Total Length: 46-90 minutes
- Individual work
Terms and Concepts
- 50 State Quarters® Program
- Copies of the “Start with a Chart” worksheet (page 4), one per student
- Copies of the “States and Quarters Questions” worksheet (page 5), one per student
- Review lesson.
- Review chart and worksheet.
Worksheets and Files
Lesson plan, worksheet(s), and rubric (if any) at www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/lessonPlans/pdf/354-359.pdf.
- Discuss the new 50 State Quarters™ Program with students, a new coin program by the U.S. Mint. Approximately every 10 weeks, the U.S. Mint is releasing a special quarter for each state, in the order the states were admitted into the United States. Each new quarter possesses a unique design that celebrates that state’s heritage and special contribution to the United States.
- Provide students with necessary materials (paper, pencil, etc.).
- Pass out the “Start with a Chart” worksheet (page 4) and the “States and Quarters Questions” worksheet (page 5).
- Have students use paper and pencil to answer the questions on the worksheet while referring to the chart for their answers.
- Evaluation can take place as the teacher checks students’ work for understanding.
- Students can create their own list of questions in reference to the chart and exchange with another student.
- Students can design a quarter for their home state.
Evaluation can take place as the teacher checks students’ work for understanding.
This lesson plan is not associated with any Common Core Standards.
Domain: All Problem Solving
Cluster: Instructional programs from kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to
Grade(s): Grades K–12
- Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving
- Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts
- Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems
- Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving
Domain: 3-5 Number and Operations
Cluster: Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.
Grade(s): Grades K–12
In grades 3–5 all students should
- understand various meanings of multiplication and division;
- understand the effects of multiplying and dividing whole numbers;
- identify and use relationships between operations, such as division as the inverse of multiplication, to solve problems; and
- understand and use properties of operations, such as the distributivity of multiplication over addition.