Lesson Plan

Matching Pairs

Main Subject Area: Mathematics

Duration of Lesson:  45 minutes

Keywords:

• Cent
• Coin Equivalents
• Dime
• Half Dollar
• Math Games
• Money
• Nickel
• Patterns
• Penny
• Quarter

Brief Description:

Students will match coins (of different denominations) to different amounts.

National Standard(s):

• Number and Operations
• Representation

Objectives:

Students will demonstrate making coin equivalents.

Students will match coins to different amounts.

Materials (online):

Materials (offline):

Precut shapes with coin values on them (quarter, dime, nickel, etc.) – these should be the same shapes used in the lesson “Mixing Coins”

Precut shapes with different numeric values (1, 5, 10, 15, etc.) – these should be the same shapes used in the lesson “Stamping Coins”

Blank precut shapes (these should be the same shapes used in the lesson “Mixing Coins”) for each student

1 large die-cut shape for the class (this should be the same shape used in the lesson “Stamping Coins”)

Coins Used in Lesson:

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

Procedures (online):

Procedures (offline):

1. Break students into pairs and explain that they will be using the skills that they have been working on over the past few days to play a math matching game.

2. Model the game for the students. They will take turns matching the appropriate shapes (listing coin values) to those with numerical values listed on them. When students are successful, they win a blank shape for their collection.

3. Monitor the students to see if they are counting correctly.

4. Students can write their name on and decorate the blank shapes in their collection.

5. Create a bulletin board within or outside of the classroom that relates to the story read at the beginning of this unit. It should be covered with the students decorated shapes and could be titled, “For Sale!”

Assessment / Evaluation:

A parent volunteer or teacher assistant can work with each child individually. Each student should be able to demonstrate they are counting correctly.

Differentiated Learning Options:

n/a