Lesson Plans

Through the Tunnel We Go!

Students will describe the relative positions of objects using prepositions. Students will formulate potential writing ideas.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Money in the Bank

Students will play a game involving the creation of different coin combinations using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “What's it Worth?
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter

Beat the Bank

Students will play a coin identification game to familiarize themselves with coin values. They will add coin values to determine the game's winner. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “What's it Worth?
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter

Let’s Go Shopping!

Students will apply their knowledge of adding coins to a real life situation when they create different coin combinations to buy their daily snack. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Common Cents.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime

Adding Pennies, Nickels, and Dimes

Students will add pennies, nickels, and dimes and will organize the coins to display a variety of price values from real life examples. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Common Cents.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime

Counting by 10s, 5s, and 1s

Students will practice counting by 10s, 5s, and 1s in order to prepare for counting and adding the values of coins. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Common Cents.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime

Trading Pennies and Nickels

Students will correctly identify each coin's value and will add pennies and nickels to arrive at a designated amount. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Common Cents.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel

An Introduction to Coins

Early elementary students will examine the features and values of pennies, nickels, and dimes. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Common Cents.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime

Matching Pairs

Students will match coins (of different denominations) to different amounts. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Creative Coin Combinations.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar

Stamping Coins

Students will learn and demonstrate that they can use a variety of coin combinations to make a single amount. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Creative Coin Combinations.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar