# Lesson Plan

## I’m in the Money!

Main Subject Area: Mathematics

Duration of Lesson:  30 minutes

Keywords:

• Cent
• Coin Combinations
• Counting
• Dime
• Math Games
• Money
• Nickel
• Penny
• Quarter

Brief Description:

Students will play a game in which they count out the coin costs for different labeled classroom items.

National Standard(s):

• Number and Operations
• Measurement

Objectives:

Students will recognize and express the value using cent notation of a cent (penny), nickel, dime, and quarter.

Students will add coin amounts together.

Students will recognize math being used in everyday life.

Materials (online):

Materials (offline):

1 bag of change for each student (these can be plastic coins or coin reproducibles)

Coins Used in Lesson:

Currently circulating U.S. cents (pennies), nickels, dimes and quarters

Procedures (online):

Procedures (offline):

1. Label a variety of items around the classroom with price tags listing different values.

2. Have students walk around the classroom and take a tour to see the different items for sale and their prices.

3. Distribute a bag of money to each student.

4. Call on a student to select an item to buy.

5. Instruct everyone in the class to count out the price using their own coins.

6. Review each student’s work. Those who have it correct win a round.

7. Continue to play in this manner until a student has five straight wins. Display the winner's name on the board under the heading "I’m in the Money".

Assessment / Evaluation:

The teacher can observe how students are doing after each round of the game. Students can record their answers and draw the amount of money using pictures of coins.

Differentiated Learning Options:

Students can create their own game with the items in the classroom.