# Lesson Plans

## Spinning Nickels

Students will make predictions about the probability of a spun nickel landing on either heads or tails. Students will then test their predictions through experimentation.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject:
Coin Type: Nickel

## A Mass of Pennies

Students will estimate and determine the number of cents (pennies) that are needed to equal the mass of a variety of common objects.
Subject:
Coin Type: Cent

## Using a Coordinate Grid

The student will manipulate ordered pairs in the first quadrantof a coordinate plane.
Subject: Math
Coin Type: Quarter

## Fantastic Forms

Students will recognize the physical shape of the USA and their home state.
Subjects: Coins & Mint, History & Government
Coin Type: Quarter

## The Alphabet of Coins

Students will use letter and sound relationships of initial consonants to complete sentences that follow a given repeating pattern. These sentences will be based on coin terms found on the U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change website.
Subject: History & Government
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

## Coins in U.S. History

Students will investigate, appreciate, and deepen their knowledge of U.S. coins and the history associated with these coins. They will also learn about events in U.S. history.
Subject: Coins & Mint
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

## Quarter Response Writing

Students will participate in a coin-centered writing activity and learn the difference between summarization and critical response.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject: History & Government
Coin Type: Quarter

## Can You Find the Difference?

Students will create their own balance to determine a difference in the weight (and composition) of cents made in different years.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject:
Coin Type: Cent

## Worth the Weight

The student will convert metric units of measurement. The student will solveproblems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division withdecimals, as well as order decimals from least to greatest.