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Title: Show Me the Money
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In this lesson, students identify coins, describe their attributes, learn their value, and count like coins. Students view an interactive web lesson that provides practice. Concepts are taught using songs, poems and games.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 1: Count to 100 by ones and by tens. [KCC1] [MA2013] (0) 2: Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1). [KCC2] [MA2013] (1) 5: Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2). [1OA5] [MA2013] (1) 9: Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. [1NBT1] [MA2013] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (K  2)
Title: Show Me the Money
Description: In this lesson, students identify coins, describe their attributes, learn their value, and count like coins. Students view an interactive web lesson that provides practice. Concepts are taught using songs, poems and games.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Let's Go Shopping!
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This lesson will give students practice with adding and subtracting money using a calculator. It will provide them an opportunity to determine savings using a store coupon, and determine the change they should recieve when making purchases using $1.00 and $5.00 bills.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [ELA2013] (3) 17: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison; cause and effect; first, second, third in a sequence). [RI.3.8] [ELA2013] (3) 10: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. [RI.3.1] [ELA2013] (3) 18: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. [RI.3.9] [ELA2013] (3) 12: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause and effect. [RI.3.3] [ELA] (3) 3: Use a wide range of strategies, including using context clues and predicting outcomes, to comprehend thirdgrade recreational reading materials in a variety of genres. [ELA] (3) 4: Use a wide range of strategies and skills, including retelling information, using context clues, and making inferences to identify main idea, to comprehend thirdgrade informational and functional reading materials. [ELA] (3) 7: Compare fictional characters and events to reallife experiences. [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: English Language Arts (3), or English Language Arts (3), or Mathematics (2)
Title: Let's Go Shopping!
Description: This lesson will give students practice with adding and subtracting money using a calculator. It will provide them an opportunity to determine savings using a store coupon, and determine the change they should recieve when making purchases using $1.00 and $5.00 bills.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: What’s That Coin?
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This Five E’s AMSTI lesson prompts students to pay close attention to the details on each of the four U.S. coins as they learn the coin names. Students watch a video clip about the differences in the coins, sort real coins by attributes, and describe details observed on each coin during this activity. Student knowledge of coin names is cemented during a large group electronic coin sorting and naming activity. Finally, small groups graph collections of coins.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 16: Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category, and sort the categories by count. (Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10.) [KMD3] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (K  2)
Title: What’s That Coin?
Description: This Five E’s AMSTI lesson prompts students to pay close attention to the details on each of the four U.S. coins as they learn the coin names. Students watch a video clip about the differences in the coins, sort real coins by attributes, and describe details observed on each coin during this activity. Student knowledge of coin names is cemented during a large group electronic coin sorting and naming activity. Finally, small groups graph collections of coins.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Coins to Bills!
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In this lesson, the students will determine monetary value in the sets of coins and bills. It is used as an instructional plan to help students determine coin and bill values up to $2.00.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [TC2] (02) 9: Identify digital tools used for problem solving. [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: Coins to Bills!
Description: In this lesson, the students will determine monetary value in the sets of coins and bills. It is used as an instructional plan to help students determine coin and bill values up to $2.00.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: Recognizing The Penny
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As an introduction to a unit on money, students will work with teacher to recognize the penny and its value. Then students will go shopping at the classroom store to practice counting pennies.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (2)
Title: Recognizing The Penny
Description: As an introduction to a unit on money, students will work with teacher to recognize the penny and its value. Then students will go shopping at the classroom store to practice counting pennies.
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Title: Luscious Lashes
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This is a fun way to teach young students the concept of counting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. It is important to be able to count coins and bills and be able to make change. This lesson will sharpen money counting skills and introduce them to some new coins. Students also learn to trade coins for another coin of equal value until they reach a quarter.
Standard(s): [TC2] (02) 4: Identify safe use of technology systems and applications. [TC2] (02) 7: Use digital tools to access and retrieve information. [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: Luscious Lashes
Description: This is a fun way to teach young students the concept of counting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. It is important to be able to count coins and bills and be able to make change. This lesson will sharpen money counting skills and introduce them to some new coins. Students also learn to trade coins for another coin of equal value until they reach a quarter.
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Title: What To Buy?
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During this lesson students get to experience shopping through a slide show. They have to choose an item and then place the correct amount of money beside the item they wish to purchase. Students also practice counting money via the Internet.
Standard(s): [TC2] (02) 1: Identify basic parts of various technology systems. [TC2] (02) 2: Identify applications and operations of various technology systems. [TC2] (02) 3: Demonstrate correct posture and finger placement while using a technology system. [TC2] (02) 4: Identify safe use of technology systems and applications. [TC2] (02) 5: Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications. [TC2] (02) 7: Use digital tools to access and retrieve information. [TC2] (02) 10: Design original works using digital tools. [MA2013] (2) 1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and twostep word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2OA1] [MA2013] (2) 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2] [MA2013] (2) 9: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. [2NBT5] [MA2013] (2) 10: Add up to four twodigit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. [2NBT6] [MA2013] (2) 11: Add and subtract within 1000 using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting threedigit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds. [2NBT7] [MA2013] (2) 12: Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100 – 900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100 – 900. [2NBT8] [MA2013] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: What To Buy?
Description: During this lesson students get to experience shopping through a slide show. They have to choose an item and then place the correct amount of money beside the item they wish to purchase. Students also practice counting money via the Internet.
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Title: A Penny For Your Thoughts
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This is an outline for a weeklong lesson usually taught in the month of February around President's Day. It is an interdisciplinary study combining coin identification with a literaturebased study of the Presidents represented on the coins.
Standard(s): [T1] S&F (0) 3: Identify historically significant events as they relate to self and family. [T1] S&F (0) 3: Identify historically significant events as they relate to self and family. [ELA2013] (0) 34: Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail. [SL.K.4] [ELA2013] (0) 35: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. [SL.K.5] [CE] (012) 1: Courage [CE] (012) 2: Patriotism [CE] (012) 3: Citizenship [CE] (012) 4: Honesty [CE] (012) 7: Kindness [CE] (012) 25: Perseverance [ELA] (0) 10: Use print and nonprint classroom, library, and realworld resources to acquire information. [TC2] (02) 1: Identify basic parts of various technology systems. [TC2] (02) 2: Identify applications and operations of various technology systems. [TC2] (02) 3: Demonstrate correct posture and finger placement while using a technology system. [TC2] (02) 4: Identify safe use of technology systems and applications. [TC2] (02) 7: Use digital tools to access and retrieve information. [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Character Education (K  12), or English Language Arts (K), or English Language Arts (K), or Mathematics (2), or Social Studies (K), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: A Penny For Your Thoughts
Description: This is an outline for a weeklong lesson usually taught in the month of February around President's Day. It is an interdisciplinary study combining coin identification with a literaturebased study of the Presidents represented on the coins.
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Title: We All Scream For Ice Cream!
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Students will learn the value of coins and a one dollar bill and to count coin combinations. This activity will provide them with a real world experience in which to practice these skills.
Standard(s): [TC2] (02) 1: Identify basic parts of various technology systems. [TC2] (02) 2: Identify applications and operations of various technology systems. [TC2] (02) 3: Demonstrate correct posture and finger placement while using a technology system. [TC2] (02) 4: Identify safe use of technology systems and applications. [TC2] (02) 5: Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications. [TC2] (02) 7: Use digital tools to access and retrieve information. [TC2] (02) 10: Design original works using digital tools. [MA2013] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics (2), or Technology Education (K  2)
Title: We All Scream For Ice Cream!
Description: Students will learn the value of coins and a one dollar bill and to count coin combinations. This activity will provide them with a real world experience in which to practice these skills.
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Title: Money Management
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This monthlong experience educates students in differentiating between needs and wants, how to budget resources, and to gain an understanding of the workings of a capitalist society.
Standard(s): [ELA] (2) 8: Organize sentences into a paragraph to address a topic or tell a story. [ELA] (2) 9: Demonstrate correct use of question marks and capitalization of names, months, days of the week, and holidays in written expression. [ELA] (2) 10: Use concrete nouns and action verbs in written communication. [ELA] (2) 11: Write words and sentences legibly with proper spacing in manuscript. [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (4) 20: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale. [4MD2] [ELA2013] (2) 24: Write narratives in which they recount a wellelaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. [W.2.3] [ELA2013] (2) 25: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. [W.2.5] [ELA2013] (2) 36: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.2.2]
Subject: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (2  4)
Title: Money Management
Description: This monthlong experience educates students in differentiating between needs and wants, how to budget resources, and to gain an understanding of the workings of a capitalist society.
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Title: Pat Brisson's Benny's Pennies
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Students will listen to the book Benny's Pennies and demonstrate their ability to count pennies, understand proper sequence and rewrite a story.
Standard(s): [ELA] (1) 4: Read with comprehension a variety of firstgrade narrative and informational texts, including recalling information and retelling a story with beginning, middle, and end. [ELA] (1) 8: Use complete sentences to address a topic or tell a story. [ELA] (1) 9: Use periods at the end of sentences and capitalization at the beginning of sentences and with the pronoun I. [ELA] (1) 12: Collect information from print and nonprint resources to investigate a teacher or
studentselected topic. [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [ELA2013] (1) 3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. [RL.1.3] [ELA2013] (1) 19: With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for Grade 1. [RI.1.10] [ELA2013] (1) 23: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. [RF.1.4] [ELA2013] (1) 26: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. [W.1.3] [ELA2013] (1) 36: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See Grade 1 Language standard 37 for specific expectations.) [SL.1.6] [ELA2013] (1) 38: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.1.2]
Subject: English Language Arts (1), or English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (2)
Title: Pat Brisson's Benny's Pennies
Description: Students will listen to the book Benny's Pennies and demonstrate their ability to count pennies, understand proper sequence and rewrite a story.
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Title: Trading for Quarters
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students listen to a book and then find sets of coins equivalent to a quarter using pennies, nickels, and dimes. They also estimate and count coin collections and count by fives and tens using actual and online calculators. Finally, students pose and answer coin puzzle questions. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Trading for Quarters
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students listen to a book and then find sets of coins equivalent to a quarter using pennies, nickels, and dimes. They also estimate and count coin collections and count by fives and tens using actual and online calculators. Finally, students pose and answer coin puzzle questions. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Number Cents: Looking Back and Moving Forward
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students discuss and model prices, review the money words they ve learned, and play games to facilitate continuing practice. They add to their portfolio and listen to another children s book. Questions for summative evaluation are suggested.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics Title: Number Cents: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students discuss and model prices, review the money words they ve learned, and play games to facilitate continuing practice. They add to their portfolio and listen to another children s book. Questions for summative evaluation are suggested. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Authentic Writing Experiences and Math ProblemSolving Using Shopping Lists
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Students use their emerging writing skills to write shopping lists. They work within a budget, use problemsolving skills to create lists, and buy their favorite treats at the class store.
Standard(s): [ELA] (0) 10: Use print and nonprint classroom, library, and realworld resources to acquire information. [ELA] (1) 11: Exhibit proper letter formation, spacing, and letterline placement in words and sentences. [ELA] (1) 13: Listen for meaning in conversations and discussions, including looking at the speaker without interrupting. [ELA] (2) 11: Write words and sentences legibly with proper spacing in manuscript. [ELA] (2) 12: Utilize research skills to collect and record information on a specific topic. [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [ELA2013] (0) 9: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. [RL.K.10] [ELA2013] (0) 19: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. [RI.K.10] [ELA2013] (1) 25: Write informative or explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. [W.1.2] [ELA2013] (1) 37: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.1.1] [ELA2013] (1) 38: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.1.2] [ELA2013] (2) 28: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. [W.2.8]
Subject: Language Arts Title: Authentic Writing Experiences and Math ProblemSolving Using Shopping Lists
Description: Students use their emerging writing skills to write shopping lists. They work within a budget, use problemsolving skills to create lists, and buy their favorite treats at the class store. Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink Grade Span: K,1,2
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Title: How Many Ways?
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students estimate the value of collections of pennies, nickels, and dimes. They then determine the exact amount by exchanging sets of pennies or nickels for dimes. They also visit the U.S. Mint Web site, make sets of coins with a given value, and record them in a table. As an extension, they make and record patterns with the coins.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics Title: How Many Ways?
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students estimate the value of collections of pennies, nickels, and dimes. They then determine the exact amount by exchanging sets of pennies or nickels for dimes. They also visit the U.S. Mint Web site, make sets of coins with a given value, and record them in a table. As an extension, they make and record patterns with the coins. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Number Cents: Modeling Prizes
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This lesson is one of a 6part unit from Illuminations titled '' Number Cents.'' In this lesson students use pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to model amounts to 70 cents and pay for stamps. Next, they answer money puzzles and estimate the number of pennies in a jar. They also add to the word wall they began in Lesson 1. A Social Studies connection is suggested as an extension.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Number Cents: Modeling Prizes
Description: This lesson is one of a 6part unit from Illuminations titled '' Number Cents.'' In this lesson students use pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to model amounts to 70 cents and pay for stamps. Next, they answer money puzzles and estimate the number of pennies in a jar. They also add to the word wall they began in Lesson 1. A Social Studies connection is suggested as an extension. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Exploring Pennies and Dimes
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students examine pennies and dimes and model subtraction as they listen to a children s book. They model amounts to 60 cents with coins. They rub coins and make a chart comparing the two coins. At the conclusion of the lesson, they begin a word wall and make an entry in their portfolios. A science extension is suggested. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics Title: Exploring Pennies and Dimes
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students examine pennies and dimes and model subtraction as they listen to a children s book. They model amounts to 60 cents with coins. They rub coins and make a chart comparing the two coins. At the conclusion of the lesson, they begin a word wall and make an entry in their portfolios. A science extension is suggested. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: How Many More Fish? Looking Back and Moving Forward
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students use the mathematical knowledge and skills developed in the previous lessons as they play games involving comparative subtraction.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 8: Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations. (Drawings need not show details, but should show the mathematics in the problem. This applies wherever drawings are mentioned in the Standards.) [KOA1] [MA2013] (1) 1: Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [1OA1] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Mathematics Title: How Many More Fish? Looking Back and Moving Forward
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students use the mathematical knowledge and skills developed in the previous lessons as they play games involving comparative subtraction. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Number Cents
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In this sixlesson unit, from Illuminations, students explore the relationship between pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. They count sets of mixed coins, write story problems that involve money, and use coins to make patterns. Crosscurricular connections to art, science, and social studies are included in this set of lessons.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics Title: Number Cents
Description: In this sixlesson unit, from Illuminations, students explore the relationship between pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. They count sets of mixed coins, write story problems that involve money, and use coins to make patterns. Crosscurricular connections to art, science, and social studies are included in this set of lessons. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: Making Change
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students model prices mentioned in a children s book. Then they make change from a given amount by counting on from the price. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Subject: Language Arts,Mathematics Title: Making Change
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students model prices mentioned in a children s book. Then they make change from a given amount by counting on from the price. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
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Title: How much did that cost?
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Illuminations: Coin Box Web Address URL:
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=217 Standard(s):
[MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] Digital Tool Description: In this digital workspace, students will learn how to count, collect, exchange, and make change for coins.
Title: How much did that cost? Digital Tool: Illuminations: Coin Box Digital Tool Description: In this digital workspace, students will learn how to count, collect, exchange, and make change for coins.
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Title: Money Money Money Part 1: Name that Coin
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Since money is an important component of our everyday lives, I have designed a series of podcast that will help students learn to identify each coin, count money, and make change.Â The first podcast focuses on coin identification.Â After viewing this podcast, students should be able to identify each coin and determine its monetary value. Standard(s):
[MA2013] (1) 9: Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. [1NBT1] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Money Money Money Part 1: Name that Coin Overview: Since money is an important component of our everyday lives, I have designed a series of podcast that will help students learn to identify each coin, count money, and make change.Â The first podcast focuses on coin identification.Â After viewing this podcast, students should be able to identify each coin and determine its monetary value.
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Title: Money Money Money Part 2: Counting Like and Unlike Sets
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This is the part 2 of my series on money.Â With this podcastÂ students will practice skip counting as they learn to count like andÂ unlike sets of coins. Standard(s):
[MA2013] (1) 9: Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. [1NBT1] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Money Money Money Part 2: Counting Like and Unlike Sets Overview: This is the part 2 of my series on money.Â With this podcastÂ students will practice skip counting as they learn to count like andÂ unlike sets of coins.
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Title: Collect .25
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With a partner, students take turns rolling a number cube and collecting that amount in coins. Â Coins can be traded for equivalent amounts. Â The object is to collect .25. Â Students use the Interactive White Board instead of "play money". Â This is another form of the AMSTI investigation, Collect .25. Â My students enjoy being able to use the Interactive White Board. Standard(s):
[MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Collect .25 Overview: With a partner, students take turns rolling a number cube and collecting that amount in coins. Â Coins can be traded for equivalent amounts. Â The object is to collect .25. Â Students use the Interactive White Board instead of "play money". Â This is another form of the AMSTI investigation, Collect .25. Â My students enjoy being able to use the Interactive White Board.
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Title: Coin Jingles
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Looking for a fresh tool to teach coin recognition to primary students? Coin Jingles are short songs that help students remember the US coins. Â The podcast also includes young students sharing their observations about each coin. Standard(s):
[MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Coin Jingles Overview: Looking for a fresh tool to teach coin recognition to primary students? Coin Jingles are short songs that help students remember the US coins. Â The podcast also includes young students sharing their observations about each coin.
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Title: How Can Spare Change Make a Big Difference?
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Pennies, nickels and dimes can add up to a lot of money over time. Saving some pennies for a rainy day is always a good idea, and giving some of those pennies to a good cause can make you feel pretty good, too.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Subject: CrossDisciplinary  Informal Education , Mathematics  Applied Mathematics , Mathematics  Number Sense , Social Studies  Civics , Social Studies  Economics , Vocational Education  Occupational Home Economics , Adult & Family Literacy  Citizenship , Adult & Family Literacy  Lifeskills Title: How Can Spare Change Make a Big Difference?
Description: Pennies, nickels and dimes can add up to a lot of money over time. Saving some pennies for a rainy day is always a good idea, and giving some of those pennies to a good cause can make you feel pretty good, too. Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5
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Title: Teaching Money
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Three skills are included in this lesson plan: identify coin/money values; write amounts of money; and count money to a specific dollar amount.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Teaching Money
http://www.atozteach...
Three skills are included in this lesson plan: identify coin/money values; write amounts of money; and count money to a specific dollar amount.
Interactives/Games
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Title: IXL  Names and Values of Coins
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This is a site for students to identify names and values of common coins up to $1.
Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click on "continue as a guest" for this option.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
IXL  Names and Values of Coins
http://www.ixl.com/m...
This is a site for students to identify names and values of common coins up to $1.
Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click on "continue as a guest" for this option.
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Title: IXL  Count Money Up to $1.00
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This site allows students to count money amounts up to $1.00. Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click "continue as a guest" to use the site for free.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
IXL  Count Money Up to $1.00
http://www.ixl.com/m...
This site allows students to count money amounts up to $1.00. Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click "continue as a guest" to use the site for free.
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Title: Counting Money
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This page asks students to count a variety of coins.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Counting Money
http://www.hbschool....
This page asks students to count a variety of coins.
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Title: Count Money
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Students will be able to practice determining the value of coins. The teacher or student selects which coins to include on the practice page.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Count Money
http://www.mathslice...
Students will be able to practice determining the value of coins. The teacher or student selects which coins to include on the practice page.
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Title: Do I Have Enough Money???
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This activity helps students practice counting money. This game helps students see why counting money is important in their day to life.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Do I Have Enough Money???
http://www.sheppards...
This activity helps students practice counting money. This game helps students see why counting money is important in their day to life.
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Title: Scooter Quest: Decimal Place Value
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Help Jimmy make enough money to buy a scooter for his paper route. In the interactive math game, students will earn Jimmy money by identifying the correct decimal place value.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (4) 18: Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model. [4NF7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (5) 6: Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. [5NBT3]
Scooter Quest: Decimal Place Value
http://www.sheppards...
Help Jimmy make enough money to buy a scooter for his paper route. In the interactive math game, students will earn Jimmy money by identifying the correct decimal place value.
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Title: Peter Pig's Money Counter
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Several money counting activities in one game. Skills covered include sorting, matching coins to values, and identifying the largest sum. There are three levels of difficulty.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Peter Pig's Money Counter
https://www.practica...
Several money counting activities in one game. Skills covered include sorting, matching coins to values, and identifying the largest sum. There are three levels of difficulty.
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Title: IXL  Names and Values of Coins
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This is a site for students to identify names and values of common coins up to $1.
Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click on "continue as a guest" for this option.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
IXL  Names and Values of Coins
http://www.ixl.com/m...
This is a site for students to identify names and values of common coins up to $1.
Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click on "continue as a guest" for this option.
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Title: Creative Ideas for Teaching Money
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This page contains postings from multiple people with suggestions on how to teach money concepts. At the bottom of the page you will find worksheets you can click to download.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Creative Ideas for Teaching Money
http://homeschooling...
This page contains postings from multiple people with suggestions on how to teach money concepts. At the bottom of the page you will find worksheets you can click to download.
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Title: IXL  Count Money Up to $1.00
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This site allows students to count money amounts up to $1.00. Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click "continue as a guest" to use the site for free.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
IXL  Count Money Up to $1.00
http://www.ixl.com/m...
This site allows students to count money amounts up to $1.00. Memberships are available for a monthly or yearly charge, but the site can also be used as a guest for free. Click "continue as a guest" to use the site for free.
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Title: Counting Money
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This page asks students to count a variety of coins.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Counting Money
http://www.hbschool....
This page asks students to count a variety of coins.
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Title: Count Money
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Students will be able to practice determining the value of coins. The teacher or student selects which coins to include on the practice page.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Count Money
http://www.mathslice...
Students will be able to practice determining the value of coins. The teacher or student selects which coins to include on the practice page.
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Title: Build Money Worksheets
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This Math Fact Cafe page allows teachers to build counting money worksheets.
For counting like coins up to one dollar, select find total value, select one coin and select "hard" or "expert" difficulty.
For determine monetary value of unlike coins, select all four coins.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Build Money Worksheets
http://www.mathfactc...
This Math Fact Cafe page allows teachers to build counting money worksheets.
For counting like coins up to one dollar, select find total value, select one coin and select "hard" or "expert" difficulty.
For determine monetary value of unlike coins, select all four coins.
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Title: Teaching Kids to Count Money
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This Homeschool Help page offers suggestions for teaching kids to count money.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Teaching Kids to Count Money
http://www.associate...
This Homeschool Help page offers suggestions for teaching kids to count money.
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Title: Money Worksheets
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The Web site allows teachers to make money worksheets. The teacher selects which coins and/or bills to include on each worksheet.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (4) 20: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale. [4MD2]
Money Worksheets
http://worksheets.th...
The Web site allows teachers to make money worksheets. The teacher selects which coins and/or bills to include on each worksheet.
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Title: Money Toss
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This is a lesson plan that reinforces the following math skills: addition; understanding the value of U.S.
coins; decimals; and converting cents to dollars.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Money Toss
http://www.sites.nor...
This is a lesson plan that reinforces the following math skills: addition; understanding the value of U.S.
coins; decimals; and converting cents to dollars.
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Title: Do I Have Enough Money???
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This activity helps students practice counting money. This game helps students see why counting money is important in their day to life.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8]
Do I Have Enough Money???
http://www.sheppards...
This activity helps students practice counting money. This game helps students see why counting money is important in their day to life.
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Title: How Can Spare Change Make a Big Difference?
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Pennies, nickels and dimes can add up to a lot of money over time. Saving some pennies for a rainy day is always a good idea, and giving some of those pennies to a good cause can make you feel pretty good, too.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Subject: CrossDisciplinary  Informal Education , Mathematics  Applied Mathematics , Mathematics  Number Sense , Social Studies  Civics , Social Studies  Economics , Vocational Education  Occupational Home Economics , Adult & Family Literacy  Citizenship , Adult & Family Literacy  Lifeskills Title: How Can Spare Change Make a Big Difference?
Description: Pennies, nickels and dimes can add up to a lot of money over time. Saving some pennies for a rainy day is always a good idea, and giving some of those pennies to a good cause can make you feel pretty good, too. Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5
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Title: Celebrate the 100th day of school!
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As a class, students work in small groups to create a '' 100th Day'' book.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (0) 1: Count to 100 by ones and by tens. [KCC1] [MA2013] (0) 4: Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. [KCC4] [MA2013] (2) 6: Count within 1000; skipcount by 5s, 10s, and 100s. [2NBT2] [MA2013] (2) 20: Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] [MA2013] (2) 21: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] [MA2013] (2) 23: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with singleunit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple puttogether, takeapart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2MD10] [MA2013] (3) 10: Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. [3NBT1] [MA2013] (5) 5: Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use wholenumber exponents to denote powers of 10. [5NBT2]
Subject: Language Arts Title: Celebrate the 100th day of school!
Description: As a class, students work in small groups to create a '' 100th Day'' book. Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

