Lesson Plans

Coin Motion

Students will recognize coins and their values and count coin groups.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Math

Pennies and Nickels and Dimes Oh, My!

Students will play a game in which they determine the number of cents (pennies) that equal a nickel, dime, and quarter. The students will also identify which set of coins has more, fewer, or the same amount while also counting each collection and writing the corresponding value.
Grade: K
Subject: Math

George’s Place

Students will solve story problems involving money. They will use higher level critical thinking skills to develop their own strategies for solving the problems.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Math, History & Government

A Tale of Two Quarters

Students will begin to understand how money passes through many different hands. Students will explore plot organization by designing a flow chart for a story about money changing hands.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Coins & Mint, History & Government

Trading Faces

Students will use addition to determine values of coin combinations.
Grades: 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math

Tip the Scales

Using coins as the standard of measure, students will estimate and check weights of classroom objects.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Math

Money Match

Students review coin identification and learn the value of each coin.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Math

How Much?

Students will solve story problems that involve addition, subtraction,multiplication, and division with decimals. Students will representparts of a dollar as a fraction, a decimal, and a percentage.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subject: Math

Change Mixer

Students will use their abilities to recognize coins and their values in this game that focuses on locomotor skills (skip, slide, gallop, run, jump). This game also requires students to add coin values.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Math

The Density of Coins

Students will conduct a science experiment where they will learn that the different denominations have characteristic densities that can be used to help identify the type of coin being used.
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th