# Lesson Plan

## Let's Go Shopping!

Main Subject Area: Mathematics

Duration of Lesson:  45 minutes

Keywords:

• Coin Combinations
• Coins
• Counting
• Dime
• Money
• Nickel
• Number Sense
• Penny
• Value

Brief Description:

Students will apply their knowledge of adding coins to a real life situation when they create different coin combinations to buy their daily snack.

National Standard(s):

• Number and Operations
• Problem Solving
• Communication
• Connections

Additional Subject Area Standard(s):

Objectives:

Students will apply their knowledge of adding coins to a real life situation. Students will create different coin combinations to buy their snack.

Materials (online):

Materials (offline):

Snack foods (popcorn, apple slices, crackers, pretzels, granola bars)

Drinks (juice and water)

Mint or cough drop tins (one for each student)

10 pennies, 5 nickels, and 5 dimes (plastic) to go in each student's tin

A price list

A parent helper/teacher's aide if at all possible

Coins Used in Lesson:

Circulating U.S. pennies, nickels, and dimes

Procedures (online):

Procedures (offline):

1. Ask students if they have ever been to a restaurant or a grocery store. What do you do at these places? (Buy food) What do you need to know about an item before you know whether or not you can afford to buy it?

2. Introduce the students to the class store. Everyone will buy their snacks today with the money in their mint tins.

3. Rules for the purchase:

- Students will decide what they would like to buy for a snack and count out their coins (using only the coins in their boxes) at their seats to see if they have enough money to buy what they want

- Students MUST buy a napkin with their snacks

- When the student is ready to buy his/her snack, direct them to come to the counter (wherever you have the snacks laid out) with his/her tin of change

- The student must count out the cost of each item and lay the change on the table as they count it out.

- Once the student has laid out all the money he/she plans to spend, direct the student to reorganize the change and add the prices all together to find the total cost of the snack.

- The prices are as follows: 1 napkin is 7 cents, 1 glass of water is 15 cents, 1 cup of juice is 23 cents, 5 crackers are 43 cents, 5 apple slices are 46 cents, 1 handful of popcorn is 49 cents, 1 handful of pretzels is 51 cents, and a granola bar is 54 cents

- Once the students have paid for their food, they will put their coins back into the tins and turn the tins in exchange for their snacks.

- Once the students have finished their snacks, all trash must go in the trashcan, and the students must return to their seats.

4. Have the entire class walk through the process of purchasing their snacks. 5. Regroup your students after they have eaten their snacks and have them reflect on this activity. Why did they have to buy their snacks today? Do they think they will ever need to figure out the prices of food again? Where?

Assessment / Evaluation:

Were the students able to apply what they knew about adding coins to a real-life situation? Did the students think through their choices? Were they able to create the correct change for each item? Were they able to add the prices of each item together?

Differentiated Learning Options: