# ALEX Learning Activity

## Guiding Students' Next Steps for Money Word Problems

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 Author: Nicole Terrell System: Florence City School: Forest Hills School
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2160 Title: Guiding Students' Next Steps for Money Word Problems Digital Tool/Resource: Plickers Web Address – URL: http://www.Plickers.com Overview: Critical thinking is a relevant skill for today. Prior to this learning activity, students will explore the values of each coin, the dollar bill, and will have been exposed to money word problems. In this learning activity, “Plickers” are used to formatively assess solving money word problems to guide the teacher's next steps. Students will use critical thinking when deciding what operation to use in each money word problem. Students will be able to make real-world connections when adding/subtracting different coins.This activity was created as part of a collaboration between Alabama Technology in Motion and ALEX. Activity author recommended by TIM Trainer Barry Wiginton.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2019 (2019) Grade: 2 24. Solve problems with money. a. Identify nickels and quarters by name and value. b. Find the value of a collection of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. c. Solve word problems by adding and subtracting within one dollar, using the \$ and ¢ symbols appropriately (not including decimal notation). Example: 24¢ + 26¢ = 50¢ Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students: identify nickels and quarters. find the value of a combination of coins. solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using dollar and cent symbols appropriately.Knowledge:Students know: the value of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. ccounting sequence and skip counting by 1s, 5s, and 10s. strategies for solving word problems.Skills:Students are able to: use problem solving strategies to solve word problems involving a variety of coins.Understanding:Students understand that: a variety of strategies can be used to model and solve problems involving money. mathematics procedures can be used to answer questions involving daily life situations. Diverse Learning Needs: Essential Skills:Learning Objectives: M.2.24.1: Determine the monetary value of a set of like and unlike bills. M.2.24.2: Determine the monetary value of a set of like and unlike coins. M.2.24.3: Apply addition and subtraction strategies. M.2.24.4: Understand key words in addition and subtraction word problems involving money. Examples: adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, sum, difference, all together, how much more, how much is left, in all, cents, dollar, change, paid, total. M.2.24.5: Count forward from a given number by ones, fives, tens, and twenty-fives. M.2.24.6: Identify coins and bills and their value. M.2.24.7: Identify symbols for dollar (\$), cent (¢). M.2.24.8: Identify coins by name including penny, nickel, dime and quarter. M.2.24.9: Sort pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. M.2.24.10: Count 10 objects. Examples: pennies and dollar bills. Prior Knowledge Skills:Count to 1-25. Understand the concept of amount. Pair the number of objects counted with "how many?" Understand that the last number name tells the number of objects counted. Pair a group of objects with a number representing the total number of objects in the group. Count objects one-by-one using only one number per object. Recognize that numbers have meaning. Recognize numerals 1-25. Communicate number words. Point to matching or similar objects. Identify a penny, dime, nickels, quarters by attributes (color, size). Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.2.24 Using vocalization, sign language, augmentative communication, or assistive technology, identify and demonstrate knowledge that money has value; limited to penny = 1 cent, nickel = 5 cents, dime = 10 cents.
Learning Objectives:

• Using the correct symbols, second-grade students will solve money word problems individually involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies and decide whether they need to add or subtract.
• Second-grade students will respond to questions involving money word problems using Plickers response cards.
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