## Summary

Students review coin identification and learn the value of each coin.

## Objectives

Students review coin identification and learn the value of each coin.

## Subject Area

- Math

## Grades

- K
- 1st

## Class Time

- Total Time: 0-45 minutes

## Materials

## Lesson Steps

- Explain that students will play a game where they will match coins with their values.
- Gather students in a circle, pair them up into groups of 2, and demonstrate the game.
- Distribute one set of cards, two "Making Sense of Cents!" work pages, and pencils to each pair. Send pairs to locations on the floor or at tables where there is ample space to spread out the cards and write on the work pages.
- Allow 20 minutes for students to play the game.
- When time is called, direct students' attention to their "Making Sense of Cents!" work page. Remind them that they are to write in the name of each coin, and then draw a line from the coin to its value. They may work with their partner and refer to the cards they've just matched up.

**How to Play "Money Match"**

- Spread cards face down on floor, table, or desk.
- The first player turns over a coin card and a value card.
- If the coin and the value match, the player keeps the cards and takes another turn. Otherwise, he turns the cards back over in the same place.
- The second player takes a turn, repeating steps 2 and 3.
- Players take turns until all cards have been paired up and collected.

## Assess

Use the worksheets and class participation to assess whether the students have met the lesson objectives.

## Common Core Standards

**Discipline**: Math

**Domain**: K.MD Measurement and Data

**Grade(s)**: Grade K

**Cluster**: Describe and compare measurable attributes

**Standards**:

**K.MD.1.**Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight.- Describe several measurable attributes of a single object

**Discipline**: Math

**Domain**: K.MD Measurement and Data

**Grade(s)**: Grade K

**Cluster**: Describe several measurable attributes of a single object

**Standards**:

**K.MD.2.**Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.**K.MD.3.**Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

## National Standards

**Discipline**: Mathematics

**Domain**: All Problem Solving

**Cluster**: Instructional programs from kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to

**Grade(s)**: Grades K–12

**Standards**:

- Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving
- Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts
- Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems
- Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving

**Discipline**: Mathematics

**Domain**: All Communication

**Cluster**: Instructional programs from kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to

**Grade(s)**: Grades K–12

**Standards**:

- organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication
- communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others;
- analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others; and
- use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely.

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