Lesson Plans

A Homegrown Budget

Students will describe the life of a Western homestead settler in the 1800s. Students will use addition and subtraction to calculate a budget.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Math, Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

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

Mixing Coins

Students will explore mixed (different denomination) coin sets and will create different total amounts using what they learn. 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

For Sale!

After reading an appropriate children's math text, students will review same type (denomination) coin sets, and will build same type sets equaling fifty cents. 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

I’m in the Money!

Students will play a game in which they count out the costs in coins for different labeled classroom items. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “What’s it Worth?
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter

Going to the Grocery Store

Students will select low-cost food items from a grocery store circular that reflect each of the six food groups. They will then create coin combinations to show the cost of each of their selected items. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “What’s it Worth?
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, 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