# Lesson Plan

## Stamping Coins

Main Subject Area: Mathematics

Duration of Lesson:  45 minutes

Keywords:

• Cent
• Coin Equivalents
• Dime
• Half Dollar
• Money
• Nickel
• Penny
• Quarter
• Representation

Brief Description:

Students will learn and demonstrate that they can use a variety of coin combinations to make a single amount.

National Standard(s):

• Number and Operations
• Problem Solving
• Representation

Objectives:

Students will learn coin about equivalents.

Students will learn all the ways to make 50 cents using coins using different coins.

Materials (online):

Materials (offline):

1 large piece of paper for each student pair

1 precut shape for each student pair that relates directly to the story read in the lesson, “For Sale!” This shape should be different from the shape used in the lesson, “Mixing Coins.”

Real or play coins: cents (pennies), nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollar for each group of students

Glue

Coin stamps

Coins Used in Lesson:

Currently circulating cents (pennies), nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars

Procedures (online):

Procedures (offline):

1. Review with students skip counting with coins and counting out coins to match numerical values.

2. Introduce your students to the idea that they can make a single coin amount using different coin combinations. Model with your students one way for making 25 cents, and then invite students to try to make 25 cents in a different way.

3. Once students seem comfortable with this concept, divide students into working pairs, and give each pair their precut shape to glue on top of a large piece of paper, an assortment of real or play coins, and coin stamps.

4. Have the students use their coins to make all possible combinations that equal fifty cents. Each time the students find a new combination, have them stamp the correct coins in a row on their cut-out shape.

Assessment / Evaluation:

Students can be evaluated on their large piece of paper showing the different ways to make 50 cents.

Differentiated Learning Options:

Students could also do this assignment independently or in larger groups, depending on their needs.