How Much for Your Name?
Main Subject Area: Mathematics
Additional Subjects: Language Arts
Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the value of coins.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of coin combinations.
Sheet of poster paper for each student with a black line dividing the board horizontally, and the bottom half broken into 3 even sections
Pencil and crayons
Chart/Overhead displaying letter values
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2
2. Have each child write out the letters of their first name on the top half of their piece of poster board.
3. Instruct your students to figure out the "value" of each letter of their name based on the classroom chart and write this on their poster.
4. Have your students add the “value” of each letter together to find the total “value” of their name. Instruct them to write this on the poster board as well.
5. Working in groups, have the students "make change" for the value of their name. The students should come up with at least 3 different coin combinations.
6. Students should trace the coins onto the bottom half of their poster board, and write the coin value inside the tracing, to show the different combinations for the value of their name.
7. Students can write sentences about the value of their name. For example: My name is Ann. The value of my name is 29 cents. You can make 29 cents using one quarter and 4 pennies.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options:
Modifications: Students can just make one combination for the value of their name.