Main Subject Area: Mathematics
Duration of Lesson: Other minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Posters with the 4 different coin names written on them (quarter, dime, nickel, penny)- to tape to the 4 cones
Coins (one per student)
4 Orange traffic cones
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2 3-5
2. Have the students begin by standing next to the cone labeled with their coin name. For example, if I have a quarter, I begin at the quarter cone.
3. Review the value of each coin as a class.
4. Explain to your students that when the music begins they will move around the room using a single locomotor pattern (skipping, sliding, running, jogging, jumping) in a safe manner. When the music stops, students will get into groups of a designated number. For example, if the teacher holds up the number 4, the students get into groups of 4.
5. Start the music, and after a period of time stop the music.
6. The students will assemble their groups - the children in these groups can/should possess different coin types. Once in groups, each group will add their coin values together to determine how much that group is worth.
7. Each group will share which coins they have and the sum value of those coins.
8. Play the music again and continue with another locomotor skill.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options:
For younger students, have them sort themselves by coins and adding the number of coins in the group, rather than the value.
Challenge older students to get into groups that add up to a designated total. For example, the teacher holds up $1.25, then the students try to form groups that equal $1.25.
As an alternative for children who are unable to walk or run, invite your students to toss or roll a foam ball back and forth with a partner.